Forename vs. Surname

Forename vs. Surname — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Forename and Surname

Forenamenoun

A name before one's surname; a first name.

Surnamenoun

A name shared in common to identify the members of a family, as distinguished from each member's given name. Also called family name, last name.

Forenamenoun

A name that precedes the surname.

Surnamenoun

A nickname or epithet added to a person's name.

Forenamenoun

the name that precedes the surname

Surnameverb

To give a surname to.

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Surnamenoun

(obsolete) An additional name, particularly those derived from a birthplace, quality, or achievement; an epithet.

Surnamenoun

(obsolete) An additional name given to a person, place, or thing; a byname or nickname.

Surnamenoun

The name a person shares with other members of that person's family, distinguished from that person's given name or names; a family name.

Surnamenoun

(Classical studies) The cognomen of Roman names.

Surnamenoun

A clan.

Surnameverb

(transitive) To give a surname to.

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Surnameverb

(transitive) To call by a surname.

Surnamenoun

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