Complete Definition of "surname"

wikipedia|Surname
English

Pronunciation
AHD|sûr'nÄm
IPA|/ËsÉË(r)neɪm/
SAMPA|/"s3:(r)neIm/

Etymology
ME. < OF. sour-, sur- < L. super (over, above, beyond) < PIE. base *uper (over), the comparative of IE. base *upo (under); + name#Etymology|name.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A name that indicates to which family a person belongs, normally following that personâs given name(s) in Western culture, in English included, and preceding it in Eastern.

Synonyms
family name, last name

Translations
trans-top|name that indicates family
Bosnian: t-|bs|prezime|n
Chinese: å§ (xìng); å§æ° (xìngshì)
Czech: t-|cs|pÅíjmení|n
Danish: efternavn
Dutch: achternaam m, familienaam m
Finnish: t+|fi|sukunimi
French: t-|fr|nom de famille|m
German: Nachname m, Familienname m
Greek: t|el|εÏÏνÏμο|n|scGrek (epónimo), t|el|εÏίθεÏο|n|scGrek (epítheto)
Hebrew: ×©× ×שפ×× (shem mishpaħa)
Hungarian: vezetéknév
Interlingua: supernomine, nomine de familia, ultime nomine
Italian: t+|it|cognome|m
Japanese: å§, ãã (sei); åå­, èå­, ã¿ããã (myÅji)
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Korean: ì±, å§ (seong)
Maltese: kunjom
Norwegian: t-|no|etternavn|n
Persian: FAchar|Ùا٠خاÙÙØ§Ø¯Ú¯Û (nam-e khanevadegi)
Polish: t+|pl|nazwisko|n
Portuguese: sobrenome m, nome de família m, último nome m italbrac|when appearing last
Russian: ÑÐ°Ð¼Ð¸Ð»Ð¸Ñ (famílija) f
Scottish Gaelic: sloinneadh m
Serbian:

Slovak: priezvisko n
Slovene: priimek m
Spanish: t-|es|apellido|m
Swedish: efternamn n, familjenamn n
Telugu: à°à°à°à°¿à°ªà±à°°à± (imtipEru)
Xhosa: ifani
Zulu: isibongo
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See also
adoption name
bride's name|brideâs name
Christian name
cognomen
confirmation name
first name
forename
given name
maiden name
matronym
middle name
nickname
patronym
w:Name change|Wikipedia article on name changes
Appendix:Surnames|Wiktionary appendix of surnames

Verb
en-verb|surnam|ing

  1. To give a surname.
  2. To call by a surname.

Translations
trans-top|to give a surname
Finnish: antaa sukunimi
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trans-top|to call by a surname
Finnish: kutsua sukunimi|sukunimellä
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