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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsurnamesur‧name /ˈsɜːneɪm $ ˈsɜːr-/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  NAME OF A PERSONthe name that you share with your parents, or often with your husband if you are a married woman, and which in English comes at the end of your full name syn last name, family name, → forename
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surnameProbably no one had called him by his surname since he was in the Army.Before the established use of surnames a recourse to nicknames was almost necessary and certainly of very frequent occurrence.However, the head-of-family system and the ban on marriage between people of the same surname remained unchanged.Then the computer sorts all the surnames into what we call frequency ranges.I monitor her face for reactions to that familiar and, for us, unlucky surname.Those patients with surnames from A-L received one level of benefit.The alarm was not raised until last Friday when one arrived home with the wrong surname on an identity bracelet.
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