last name


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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 ?
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.
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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.
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If your child's father wouldn't give you his last name then why did you give your child that man's last name.
I am very proud of my last name and family--the women (and men) in my family are strong, opinionated, and just awesome
Without your husband's last name, In some Indescribable way there will always be a distance between you.
Since my first year in university, I've always wanted to marry someone with the last name Sarkies.
Can you see how a family with the last name of Brooke might have gotten their name?
Open the table and delete the data from both the First Name and Last Name fields.