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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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.
It is a big change in historical trends with three out of four children being given a second name, compared with one in three a century ago, said the report.
Immediately afterward, they flashed a second name, called a target.
While it represents a new name for a company founded as Display Systems in 1974 - the second name change in less than a year - it underscores the evolutionary direction that this leader in the design, development and manufacture of displays and fixtures for the retail-merchandising environment, has embarked on.