Definition of Surname. Meaning of Surname. Synonyms of Surname

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Definition of Surname

Surname
Surname Sur*name", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surnamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Surnaming.] [Cf. F. surnommer.] To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to. Another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel. --Isa. xliv. 5. And Simon he surnamed Peter. --Mark iii. 16.

Meaning of Surname from wikipedia

- A surname, family name, or last name is the portion (in some cultures) of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending...
- followed by two surnames. Historically, the first surname was the father's first surname, and the second the mother's first surname. In recent years...
- usually the mother's family surname(s) and the father's family surname(s). For practicality, usually only the last surname (excluding prepositions) is...
- A Chinese compound surname is a Chinese surname using more than one character. Many of these compound surnames derive from Zhou dynasty Chinese noble...
- The surname An is present in both Korea and China, though unrelated.(Chinese: 安; pinyin: Ān) literally means "peace" or "tranquility". It also serves...
- Chinese surnames are used by Han Chinese and Sinicized ethnic groups in China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and among overseas Chinese communities...
- of surnames of East Asian origin, for each of which "To" (without any diacritical mark) is at least an occasional variant. Tô is a Vietnamese surname (Chữ...
- Kim or Gim (Hangul: 김) is the most common surname in Korea. As of the South Korean census of 2015, there were 10,689,959 people by this name in South...
- Lists of most common surnames by region: List of most common surnames in Asia Lists of East Asian surnames List of most common surnames in Europe List of...
- Smith is a surname originating in England. It is the most prevalent surname in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States...
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