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last name

n.

last name

n
another term for surname1

sur•name

(ˈsɜrˌneɪm; v. also sɜrˈneɪm)

n., v. -named, -nam•ing. n.
1. the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a given name; family name.
2. a name added to a person's name, as one indicating a circumstance of birth or some characteristic or achievement; epithet.
v.t.
3. to give a surname to; call by a surname.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.last name - the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
maiden name - a woman's surname before marriage
References in classic literature ?
`Musqueton' but `Mouston.' Since I have had the honor of being my lord's steward I have taken the last name as more dignified and calculated to make my inferiors respect me.
The last name was written in pencil, and Amy explained that he was to rewrite it in ink and seal it up for her properly.
In the first place, I must tell you that I was born in Omaha, and my father, who was a politician, named me Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, Diggs being the last name because he could think of no more to go before it.
She thought about him the very first moment on waking; and his was the very last name mentioned m her prayers.
Their last names were unpronounceable, so they were called Pavel and Peter.
The star admitted that she wanted to take up the last name of the musician husband because she's a "romantic" person.
Grant and Sandy Milne (Grant was the last name in the register in 1999 before the school closed)
"Growing up, when I would tell someone my last name, they would always say 'hmmm; I don't know' as a joke."
That said, there is technically a last name that male descendants of the Queen, including Prince Harry, can use whenever it is needed.
The result: participants who had the same last name as the customer blamed the waitress for the service failure, while those with the same last name as the waitress blamed the customer instead.
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in 2007 refused from the Russified ending of his name - ov - in his last name and changed it into a national name.
To celebrate United Airlines' new daily, nonstop service between its Houston hub and Sydney, Australia starting January 18, the airline is searching for individuals across the US -- excluding New York and Florida -- with the first or last name Sydney to enter for a chance to visit the city of their namesake with one guest through a sweepstakes at SydneyHoustonUnited.com, the company said.