Surname

Definition of Surname

Sur`name´
n.1.A name or appellation which is added to, or over and above, the baptismal or Christian name, and becomes a family name.
2.An appellation added to the original name; an agnomen.
v. t.1.To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to.
[imp. & p. p. Surnamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Surnaming.]
Another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
- Isa. xliv. 5.
And Simon he surnamed Peter.
- Mark iii. 16.

Related Words

cognomen, family name, last name, maiden name, name
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