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last name

surname (def 1).
Origin of last name
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ambrose felt almost despairing as he heard in vain the last name.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I s'pose, now I'm out workin' for myself, I ought to have a last name.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His last name had a splice in the middle of it—'twas Catesby-Stuart.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Coward was the last name one would have thought of applying to him.

    Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
  • How he had acquired his last name of Gorman was only to be guessed at.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for last name

last name

another term for surname (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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