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

- In some cultures, a surname, family name, or last name is the portion of one's personal name that indicates one's family, tribe or community. Practices...
- 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...
- The surname An is present in both China and Korea, though unrelated.(Chinese: 安; pinyin: Ān) literally means "peace" or "tranquility". It also serves...
- 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...
- Chinese names begin with surnames, unlike the Western tradition in which surnames are written last. Around 2,000 Han Chinese surnames are currently in use...
- Truong outside Vietnam, is a Vietnamese surname formerly written as 張 in Chữ Nôm. It is derived from the Chinese surname Zhang (simplified Chinese: 张; traditional...
- different ****anese surnames, as determined by their kanji, although many of these are pronounced and romanized similarly. The top 10 surnames cover approximately...
- ([lì]; Chinese: 李; pinyin: Lǐ) is a common East Asian surname and one of the most common surnames in the world, shared by 92.76 million people in China...
- Lee, I, or Yi (이) is the second-most-common surname in Korea, behind Kim (Gim). Historically, 李 was officially written as Ni (니) in Korea. The spelling...