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"Surname" - dictionary definition

sur-name
-noun
  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.
  3. the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a Christian name or given name; family name.
  4. a name added to a person's name, as one indicating a circumstance of birth or some characteristic or achievement; epithet.

-verb (used with object)
sur-named, sur-nam-ing, sur-names
To give a surname to.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

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