family name


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  • noun

Synonyms for family name

the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

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It is a family name," he remarked, "but I flattered myself that it was at least uncommon.
I give Pirrip as my father's family name, on the authority of his tombstone and my sister - Mrs.
The family name depends wery much upon you, Samivel, and I hope you'll do wot's right by it.
Nastasia Phillpovna's family name is Barashkoff--I know, you see-and she is a very well known lady, indeed, and comes of a good family, too.
Gently, senor commissary," said the galley slave at this, "let us have no fixing of names or surnames; my name is Gines, not Ginesillo, and my family name is Pasamonte, not Parapilla as you say; let each one mind his own business, and he will be doing enough.
Altogether, since no prospects were attached to his family name, and since a new christening seemed a suitable commencement of a new life, Mr.
The family name can suffer from me in no other, for I bear it in no other.
To him even did I tell my family name, and the shame I had saved it from by forswearing it.
Yet, mark you, there is a tiresome circumstance of which I had never before thought--which is, how best to pronounce my new family name.
Of these light- blue tickets, one had been presented by an ambitious neighbour to Miss Morleena Kenwigs, with an invitation to join her daughters; and Mrs Kenwigs, rightly deeming that the honour of the family was involved in Miss Morleena's making the most splendid appearance possible on so short a notice, and testifying to the dancing-master that there were other dancing-masters besides him, and to all fathers and mothers present that other people's children could learn to be genteel besides theirs, had fainted away twice under the magnitude of her preparations, but, upheld by a determination to sustain the family name or perish in the attempt, was still hard at work when Newman Noggs came home.
That I had a terror of myself as the danger and the possible disgrace of my own mother and of a proud family name.
We are well aware that this term, milady, is only properly used when followed by a family name.
Adolphe (his family name was Adolphe) had lately economized on dinners and lived entirely on bread and water, to buy a pair of spurs and a riding-whip.
You see how the family names recur, Thorpe, Athelstan, Harold, Edward; I've used the family names for my sons.
Younger sons," he said, "who enlisted in the musketeers under feigned names in order not to lower their family names.