Definition of Family name

1. Noun. The name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name).

Exact synonyms: Cognomen, Last Name, Surname
Generic synonyms: Name
Specialized synonyms: Maiden Name

Definition of Family name

1. Noun. A surname. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Name

family dissidents
family doctor
family doctors
family group
family health
family historian
family history
family home evening
family leave
family line
family man
family medicine
family men
family name (current term)
family names
family of orientation
family of procreation
family physician
family planning policy
family practice
family practice physician
family predisposition
family relations
family relationship
family restaurant
family restaurants
family reunion

Literary usage of Family name

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"family name is of Saxon Origin — "Conquer Death by Virtue"—Arrival of Rev. ... THE family name of Sherman is, no doubt, of Saxon origin. ..."

2. The Law of Unfair Competition and Trademarks: With Chapters on Good-will by Harry Dwight Nims (1917)
"family names are often used in naming corporations, and when the same family name is used in two corporations confusion and injury usually result. ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"... family name of Blase,” &c. Local circumstances, past or present, seem also to confirm the above. FBD Bacon's Advancement of Learning (2” S. v. 356.) . ..."

4. The Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for by Lewis Madison Terman (1916)
"Giving the family name Procedure. The child is asked, " What is your name ? " If the answer, as often happens, includes only the first name (Walter, ..."

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