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family name

noun
1.
the hereditary surname of a family.
2.
a given name frequently used in a family.
Origin of family name
1690-1700
1690-1700
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Examples from the web for family name
  • If potential new leaders are easy to identify, it is usually because of their family name or record of political struggle.
  • Her family name was familiar to me, but the story was not.
  • Always state your family name and the name of the meeting.
British Dictionary definitions for family name

family name

noun
1.
a surname, esp when regarded as representing the family honour
2.
a first or middle name frequently used in a family, often originally a surname
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Word Value for family

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