- Present participle of surname.
Variant of surname
- the family name, or last name, as distinguished from a given name
- a name or epithet added to a person's given name (Ex.: Ivan the Terrible)
Origin of surnameMiddle English ; from sur- (see sur-) + name, influenced, influence by earlier surnoun ; from Old French surnom ; from sur- + nom ; from Classical Latin nomen, name