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Forename vs. Surname

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Forenamenoun

A name that precedes the surname.

Surnamenoun

(obsolete) An additional name, particularly those derived from a birthplace, quality, or achievement; an epithet.

Forenamenoun

A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name.

Surnamenoun

(obsolete) An additional name given to a person, place, or thing; a byname or nickname.

Forenameverb

To name or mention before.

Surnamenoun

The name a person shares with other members of that person's family, distinguished from that person's given name or names; a family name.

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Forenamenoun

the name that precedes the surname

Surnamenoun

(Classical studies) The cognomen of Roman names.

Surnamenoun

A clan.

Surnameverb

(transitive) To give a surname to.

Surnameverb

(transitive) To call by a surname.

Surnamenoun

A name or appellation which is added to, or over and above, the baptismal or Christian name, and becomes a family name.

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Surnamenoun

An appellation added to the original name; an agnomen.

Surnameverb

To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to.

‘Another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.’; ‘And Simon he surnamed Peter.’;

Surnamenoun

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

Surname

In some cultures, a surname, family name, or last name is the portion of one's personal name that indicates their family, tribe or community.Practices vary by culture. The family name may be placed at either the start of a person's full name, as the forename, or at the end; the number of surnames given to an individual also varies.

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