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surname

(sŭr′nām)
The family name, as distinguished from the individual's given or Christian name. In some societies, the surname is written first.
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It may be of interest to other members to know that a risk assessment should be undertaken by their Local Health District if employees in any other department raise safety or security concerns regarding the display of family names on badges.
As per the Palestinian and Israeli rules, women's family names are changed to the family names of their husbands once they tie the knot.
I said that each one of them had changed his family name because they are all 'mongrels'.
Royston can craft a handwritten Family Name History for you, in a special offer for Sunday Mercury readers.
Giving the family name is mixing genealogy which is strictly prohibited and there are many rights which depend on the family name," he explained, adding that civil and legal rights, such as inheritance, depend on the family name.
And they should have required Carl to sign an employment agreement that either prevented him from competing with the family business (often hard to enforce) or at least prevented him from using the family name in a similar business (easier to enforce).
The historian has also claimed that the navigator once worked for a pirate called Vincenzo Columbus, and adopted that family name in order not to "expose" his relations.
BAHA: Officials at King Abdul Aziz International Airport here were initially confused, then amused, to find an Indian pilgrim with the family name Al-Zahrani, which is a common Saudi family name.
A subject not usually noted westerners, articles on the status conferred by family name and the benefits or lack thereof in family name organizations.
In the Evening Chronicle I read with utter disgust that a very small amount of residents in Poplar Crescent in Birtley were complaining about the naming of 'Letch Mews' making fun of our grandfather's surname, saying it would not be suitable as young children play near by in a park and that the family name was obscene.
The Scots-based TV hopeful has taken her mother's family name of Ledgerwood but was known as Cindy Burger at school.