- A name that indicates to which family a person belongs, normally following that person"s given name(s) in Western culture, in English included, and preceding it in Eastern.
verb (surnam, ing)
- Dutch: achternaam , familienaam
- French: nom de famille(fr)m
- German: Nachname , Familienname
- Italian: cognome(it)m
- Spanish: apellido(es)m
Translations: Etymology: < sour-, sur- < super (over, above, beyond) < (PIE.) base (over), the comparative of base upo (under); + nameEtymology, name.
- To give a .
- To call by a .
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