Definition of Surnames. Meaning of Surnames. Synonyms of Surnames

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Definition of Surnames

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 Surnames from wikipedia

- countries, two surnames are commonly used and in some families even three or more are used (often due to a family claim to nobility). Surnames have not always...
- Traditionally Chinese surnames have been exogamous.[clarification needed] The colloquial expressions laobaixing (老百姓; lit. "old hundred surnames") and bǎixìng...
- 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...
- fixed surnames, although the use of patronymic names continued up until the early 19th century in some rural areas. In the reign of Henry VIII surnames became...
- century almost all Ukrainians had family names. Most Ukrainian surnames (and surnames in Slavic languages in general) are formed by adding possessive...
- basis for many common Vietnamese, Korean, and ****anese surnames and to an extent Filipino surnames in both translation and transliteration into those languages...
- the most common surnames (also called last names or family names) in North America. Top 10 common surnames in 2006. Most common surnames in Costa Rica as...
- The top 10 surnames each have a po****tion greater than 20 million; the top 22 have po****tions of more than 10 million. The top 100 surnames cover 84.77%...
- The following are lists of East Asian surnames: List of common Chinese surnames List of ****anese surnames List of Korean family names East Asian name...
- feminine form is the same plus an "a" at the end for most surnames ending in "v" and "n". Surnames ending in "y" change to the feminine form by replacing...
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