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surname (ˈsɜːˌneɪm)
1.  last name, Also called: second name a family name as opposed to a first or Christian name
2.  (formerly) a descriptive epithet attached to a person's name to denote a personal characteristic, profession, etc; nickname
3.  (tr) to furnish with or call by a surname
[C14: via Anglo-French from Old French surnom. See sur-1, name]

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