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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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President Donald Trump's election fraud commission asked every state for detailed voter registration data, but in Texas' case it took an additional step: It asked to see Texas records that identify all voters with Hispanic surnames, newly released documents show.
Thus, British royals do not necessarily need to use the official surname.
So, since her real name is Rachel but she goes by the name Meghan, her surname after marriage could be Rachel Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor.
People who firmly hold on to traditional gender roles and can be described as hostile sexists react particularly strongly to a man whose wife retains her surname because they see him as being disempowered.
Li/Lee Li often written Lee, can be a Chinese immigrant surname and has at least six different origins from Chinese dialects.
Whether a term is primarily merely a surname depends on its primary significance to the purchasing public.
There was a settlement there soon afterwards with examples of the byname or surname from the early 1200s.
Sometimes parents compromise and agree a double-barreled surname so the children are known by both surnames.
Smith is another one although everyone thinks of Smith as being a surname of convenience, as in Mr and Mrs Smith checking into a hotel.
Second, surname sharing among economists is common.
Yet for all of their importance, there has been little critical examination of how and why contemporary surname practices came to exist.