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sur•name



Pronunciation: (
n.sûr'nām";
v.sûr'nām", sûr-nām'),
[key]
n., v., -named, -nam•ing.


n.
1. the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a Christian name or given name; family name.
2. a name added to a person's name, as one indicating a circumstance of birth or some characteristic or achievement; epithet.

v.t.
to give a surname to; call by a surname.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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