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surname

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsɜːneɪm/
A2 the name that you and other members of your family all have: His surname is Walker.Names and titles
Translations of “surname”
in Korean 성…
in Arabic كُنْية…
in French nom de famille…
in Turkish soyisim…
in Italian cognome…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姓…
in Russian фамилия…
in Polish nazwisko…
in Spanish apellido…
in Portuguese sobrenome…
in German der Nachname…
in Catalan cognom…
in Japanese 名字, 姓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 姓…
(Definition of surname from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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