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Noun: surname  'sur,neym
  1. The name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
    - family name, cognomen, last name
Verb: surname  'sur,neym
  1. Give a surname to
    "The clansmen of Clan Donald South were surnamed MacDonalds"

Derived forms: surnames, surnamed, surnaming

Type of: name

Encyclopedia: Surname