surname

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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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If the first is not there, they pull a second name ($375.
But I have the last laugh when I tell them my second name.
LOS ANGELES -- Patricia Glaser, one of the most respected litigators in Los Angeles, now has the prestigious honor of being the second name under the new masthead of Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, LLP.
I was looking through second names, and Deacon is normally a second name, but as soon as I saw it I'd made my mind up.