Meaning of surname
Pronunciation: (n.sûr'nām"v.sûr'nām", sûr&sylpnām'), [key]
— n., v., -named, -nam•ing.
- the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a Christian name or given name; family name.
- a name added to a person's name, as one indicating a circumstance of birth or some characteristic or achievement; epithet.
- to give a surname to; call by a surname.
- surname (Thesaurus)