UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈs3ːrneɪm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɝˌneɪm/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. sûrnām′; v. sûrnām′, sûr nām)

Inflections of 'surname' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. what is your surname?
  2. [Jones, Smith] is my surname
  3. write down your surname
  4. has taken her [partner's, husband's] surname
  5. a [blank, spot] for your surname
  6. your first name and surname
  7. [an interesting, an unusual, a foreign, a hyphenated] surname
  8. where is [your, that] surname from?
  9. my surname is [difficult, not easy] to pronounce
  10. the [students, soldiers] are called by their surnames
  11. the origins of your surname
  12. the surname is from [Germany]
  13. a [German] surname
  14. a database of surnames
n as adj
  1. a surname directory
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