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  1. 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.
  • Dutch: achternaam , familienaam
  • French: nom de famille(fr)m
  • German: Nachname , Familienname
  • Italian: cognome(it)m
  • Spanish: apellido(es)m
verb (surnam, ing)
  1. To give a .
  2. To call by a .
    Etymology: < sour-, sur- < super (over, above, beyond) < (PIE.) base
    • uper (over), the comparative of base
    • upo (under); + nameEtymology, name.

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