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"surname" in British English

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surnamenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜː.neɪm/  us   /ˈsɝː-/ mainly UK (US usually last name, UK also second name)
A2 the ​name that you ​share with other ​members of ​yourfamily; last ​name: Her first ​name is Sarah but I don't ​know her surname.

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(Definition of surname from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surname" in American English

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surnamenoun

 us   /ˈsɜr·neɪm/
your last ​name
(Definition of surname from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surname”
in Korean 성…
in Arabic كُنْية…
in Malaysian nama keluarga…
in French nom de famille…
in Russian фамилия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姓…
in Italian cognome…
in Turkish soyisim…
in Polish nazwisko…
in Spanish apellido…
in Vietnamese họ…
in Portuguese sobrenome…
in Thai นามสกุล…
in German der Nachname…
in Catalan cognom…
in Japanese 名字, 姓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 姓…
in Indonesian nama keluarga…
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