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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 actual surname Wettin was not used or altered even as it passed from the original House of Wettin to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
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It is not altogether surprising, then, that few couples deviate from the customary surname practice at marriage when the law has explicitly and implicitly worked against such a choice for the past few centuries; the current framework formally and informally prefers inegalitarian naming conventions.
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