WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
sur•name /ˈsɝˌneɪm/USA pronunciationn. [countable]
the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a given name;
family name.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

surname /ˈsɜːˌneɪm/ n

  1. Also called: last name, second name a family name as opposed to a first or Christian name
  2. (formerly) a descriptive epithet attached to a person's name to denote a personal characteristic, profession, etc; nickname
  1. (transitive) to furnish with or call by a surname
Etymology: 14th Century: via Anglo-French from Old French surnom. See sur-1, name

ˈsurˌnamer n

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