a woman's surname before her marriage.
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How to use maiden name in a sentence
She continued to go by the surname Wilhelm, but Bill took her maiden name as a tribute to her.
On top of that, he's using Skyler's maiden name on his fake ID.Walt Kills Skyler? What’s with the Color Green? Craziest ‘Breaking Bad’ Theories | Marlow Stern | August 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Back then, my maiden name was Hummel and my first name was Heidi.Maggie Stiefvater Talks New Novel ‘The Raven Boys,’ Fast Cars, and YA Fiction | Doug Stanton | September 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As it happens, Trierweiler, then writing for Paris Match under her maiden name Massonneau, had a byline on the accompanying story.France’s Valerie Trierweiler Tweets Against Segolene Royal | Tracy McNicoll | June 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Betty Bloomer was her maiden name, and she wanted to be a dancer.
Mrs. Hutcheson, whose maiden name was Lawrence, married as her first husband Colonel Steward.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
She died young, at the age of 35, having some time previously changed her maiden name for that of Madame Pesadori.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
They've separated, you know—years ago, and Cousin Sheila has taken her mother's maiden name, Macrae.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
One set of the cards bore the father's name and the other set the mother's maiden name.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
So she moved away from where any one was lible to trace her to, and took her mother's maiden name, which was Hampton.Danny's Own Story | Don Marquis
British Dictionary definitions for maiden name
a woman's surname before marriage
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