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sur·name

 (sûr′nām′)
n.
1. A name shared in common to identify the members of a family, as distinguished from each member's given name. Also called family name, last name.
2. A nickname or epithet added to a person's name.
tr.v. sur·named, sur·nam·ing, sur·names
To give a surname to.

[Middle English, partial translation of Old French surnom : sur-, sur- + nom, name.]

surname

(ˈsɜːˌneɪm)
n
1. Also called: last name or second name a family name as opposed to a first or Christian name
2. (formerly) a descriptive epithet attached to a person's name to denote a personal characteristic, profession, etc; nickname
vb
(tr) to furnish with or call by a surname
[C14: via Anglo-French from Old French surnom. See sur-1, name]
ˈsurˌnamer n

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]

surname


Past participle: surnamed
Gerund: surnaming

Imperative
surname
surname
Present
I surname
you surname
he/she/it surnames
we surname
you surname
they surname
Preterite
I surnamed
you surnamed
he/she/it surnamed
we surnamed
you surnamed
they surnamed
Present Continuous
I am surnaming
you are surnaming
he/she/it is surnaming
we are surnaming
you are surnaming
they are surnaming
Present Perfect
I have surnamed
you have surnamed
he/she/it has surnamed
we have surnamed
you have surnamed
they have surnamed
Past Continuous
I was surnaming
you were surnaming
he/she/it was surnaming
we were surnaming
you were surnaming
they were surnaming
Past Perfect
I had surnamed
you had surnamed
he/she/it had surnamed
we had surnamed
you had surnamed
they had surnamed
Future
I will surname
you will surname
he/she/it will surname
we will surname
you will surname
they will surname
Future Perfect
I will have surnamed
you will have surnamed
he/she/it will have surnamed
we will have surnamed
you will have surnamed
they will have surnamed
Future Continuous
I will be surnaming
you will be surnaming
he/she/it will be surnaming
we will be surnaming
you will be surnaming
they will be surnaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been surnaming
you have been surnaming
he/she/it has been surnaming
we have been surnaming
you have been surnaming
they have been surnaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been surnaming
you will have been surnaming
he/she/it will have been surnaming
we will have been surnaming
you will have been surnaming
they will have been surnaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been surnaming
you had been surnaming
he/she/it had been surnaming
we had been surnaming
you had been surnaming
they had been surnaming
Conditional
I would surname
you would surname
he/she/it would surname
we would surname
you would surname
they would surname
Past Conditional
I would have surnamed
you would have surnamed
he/she/it would have surnamed
we would have surnamed
you would have surnamed
they would have surnamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surname - 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

surname

noun family name, last name, patronymic, matronymic She'd never known his surname.
Translations
إسْم العائِلَهلَقَب
příjmení
efternavn
sukunimi
prezime
vezetéknév
marga
eftirnafn
uzvārds
priezvisko
priimek
efternamnfamiljenamn
นามสกุล
họ

surname

[ˈsɜːneɪm]
A. Napellido m
B. VTapellidar

surname

[ˈsɜːrneɪm] nnom m de famille

surname

nNachname m, → Familienname m; what is his surname?wie heißt er mit Nachnamen?

surname

[ˈsɜːˌneɪm] ncognome m

surname

(ˈsəːneim) noun
a person's family name. The common way of addressing people is by their surnames, preceded by Mr, Mrs, Miss, Dr etc; Smith is a common British surname.

surname

لَقَب příjmení efternavn Nachname επίθετο apellido sukunimi nom de famille prezime cognome achternaam etternavn nazwisko apelido, sobrenome фамилия efternamn นามสกุล soyadı họ 姓氏

surname

n. apellido, nombre de familia.

surname

n apellido; maternal — apellido materno; paternal — apellido paterno
References in classic literature ?
Bob Glamour blows his nose, and Jonathan of the no surname is moved to do likewise, but lacking a pocket handkerchief abandons that outlet for his emotion.
They will have it his surname was Quixada or Quesada (for here there is some difference of opinion among the authors who write on the subject), although from reasonable conjectures it seems plain that he was called Quexana.
A boy came here t'other day asking for a job, and said his name was Matt, and when we asked him his surname he said he'd never heard that 'a had any surname, and when we asked why, he said he supposed his folks hadn't been
There are two or three stories about how Bede came to be given his surname.
It was generally conceived to be meant, of the Spanish fleet that came in '88: for that the king of Spain's surname, as they say, is Norway.
But one day I heard someone shout his surname in the street as I was following him at a distance, as though I were tied to him--and so I learnt his surname.
At these words Jones started from his chair, and, bidding the boy follow him immediately, departed from the kitchen into a private apartment; for, so delicate was he with regard to Sophia, that he never willingly mentioned her name in the presence of many people; and, though he had, as it were, from the overflowings of his heart, given Sophia as a toast among the officers, where he thought it was impossible she should be known; yet, even there, the reader may remember how difficultly he was prevailed upon to mention her surname.
In some way a feeling got among the coloured people that it was far from proper for them to bear the surname of their former owners, and a great many of them took other surnames.
Jean, if monsieur pleases," replied the newcomer, "Jean Passepartout, a surname which has clung to me because I have a natural aptness for going out of one business into another.
In it I see our own Theresa (to go no further) and the poor Tchinovnik--who is just such a man as this Samson Virin, except for his surname of Gorshkov.
Pierre, give me the coffee," she said, addressing Petritsky, whom she called as a contraction of his surname, making no secret of her relations with him.
She had an odd foreign way of addressing men by their surnames.