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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·name /ˈsɝˌnem/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·name n.
 1. A name or appellation which is added to, or over and above, the baptismal or Christian name, and becomes a family name.
 Note:Surnames originally designated occupation, estate, place of residence, or some particular thing or event that related to the person; thus, Edmund Ironsides; Robert Smith, or the smith; William Turner. Surnames are often also patronymics; as, John Johnson.
 2. An appellation added to the original name; an agnomen. “My surname, Coriolanus.”
 Note:This word has been sometimes written sirname, as if it signified sire-name, or the name derived from one's father.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·name v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surnamed p. pr. & vb. n. Surnaming.]  To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to.
    Another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.   --Isa. xliv. 5.
    And Simon he surnamed Peter.   --Mark iii. 16.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the name used to identify the members of a family (as
          distinguished from each member's given name) [syn: family
          name, cognomen, last name]