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...
- or composite) and two surnames (the first surname of each parent). Traditionally, the first surname is the father's first surname, and the second is the...
- different ****anese surnames, as determined by their kanji, although many of these are pronounced and romanized similarly. The top 10 surnames cover approximately...
- 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...
- most common surnames by region: List of most common surnames in Asia List of most common surnames in Europe List of most common surnames in North America...
- Smith is an occupational surname originating in England. It is the most prevalent surname in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada,...
- usually the mother's family surname(s) and the father's family surname(s). For practicality, usually only the last surname (excluding prepositions) is...
- Lou (French singer) Lou (surname 娄), the 229th most common surname in China Lou (surname 楼), the 269th most common surname in China Lou (2010 film) Lou...
- A Chinese compound surname is a Chinese surname using more than one character. Many of these compound surnames derive from Zhou dynasty Chinese noble...
- These are lists of the most common Chinese surnames in China (People's Republic of China), Taiwan (Republic of China), and the Chinese diaspora overseas...