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Surname

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SUR'NAME, n. L. super and nomen.

1. An additional name a name or appellation added to the baptismal or christian name,and which becomes a family name. Surnames, with us, originally designated occupation, estate, place of residence, or some particular thing or event that related to the person. Thus William Rufus or red Edmund Ironsides Robert Smith,or the smith William Turner.
2. An appellation added to the original name.

My surname Coriolanus.

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