"surname" Definition

  1. n. A name or appellation which is added to, or over and above, the baptismal or Christian name, and becomes a family name.
  2. n. An appellation added to the original name; an agnomen.
  3. v. t. To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to.

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Position in dictionary: 97570 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., v. t.,
Words that start with "surname": 2
Words that end with "surname": 1
Words that contain "surname": 2
Next words in dictionary: surnamed, surnaming, surnominal, suroxidate, suroxide, surpass, surpassable, surpassed, surpassing, surphul
Previous words in dictionary: surmulot, surmullet, surmounting, surmounter, surmounted, surmountable, surmount, surmising, surmiser, surmised

English Dictionary Definition of surname

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