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surname vs. given name

[ noun sur-neym; verb sur-neym, sur-neym ]
/ noun ˈsɜrˌneɪm; verb ˈsɜrˌneɪm, sɜrˈneɪm /

  1. the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a first name or given name; family name.
  2. a name added to a person's name, as one indicating a circumstance of birth or some characteristic or achievement; epithet.

noun
  1. the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.

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