Maiden-name definitions

The definition of a maiden name is the surname or birth name a woman has before she marries and takes her husband's last name.

An example of maiden name is Jones for a woman who was named Sarah Jones before she married and became Sarah Stein.

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The surname that a girl is given at birth and that some women change when they marry.
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The surname that a married woman had before marrying.
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A married woman's original last name; her name when she was a maiden.
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