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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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The flags for the Hispanic surnames would be in the lists.
The research is the first to examine whether people's perceptions of a man's personality vary depending on whether his wife adopts his surname or retains her own.
The addition of the S was common with many medieval surnames and was first noted in the 14th century.
The other top 10 Welsh surnames all come from traditional Welsh given names - Davies from Dafydd, Evans from Iefan, Lewis from Llywelyn, Hughes from Hywel, Griffiths from Grufydd, and Morgan from Morcant.
Merely a surname, Juliet might say, if she'd read the Lanham Act.
What presidential surname displays its letters in reverse alphabetical order?
Each entry cites the sources and the variant spellings through which many surnames have evolved in the last 800 years.
For a man swept into power by the public's sympathy for his mother's death (and with only his surname as a political asset), it is not surprising that Mr.
The court will look at the circumstances and generally you will need to demonstrate good reason to change your children's surname.
Not everyone with one of these surnames is going to have gypsy blood - but many might.
Relatively little attention has, however, been paid to the phenomenon of coauthors sharing surnames.
Surnames are ubiquitous in American society and have existed in Anglo-Saxon culture for about a thousand years.