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Family name - definitions

Family name: a name additional to given name(s),  usually inherited, which links members of the same family.  Used synonymously with surname, though they are not quite the same - family name is a subset of surname.

Source: GRC Database Information, 17 February 2009 09:11:27, External

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Family name: A family name or last name is a type of surname and part of a person's name indicating the family to which the person belongs.

Wikipedia, 08 September 2009 09:30:36, External

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