A surname or family name is a name added to a given name. In many cases, a surname is a family name and many dictionaries define “surname” as a synonym of “family name”. In the Western Hemisphere, it is commonly synonymous with last name because it is usually placed at the end of a person’s given name there.
In most Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries, two or more last names (or surnames) may be used. In Hungary, Hong Kong, Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Madagascar, Taiwan, Vietnam, and parts of India, the family name is placed before a person’s given name.
The concept of a “surname” is a relatively recent historical development, evolving from a medieval naming practice called a “byname“. Based on an individual’s occupation or area of residence, a byname would be used in situations where more than one person had the same name.
In English-speaking cultures, family names are often used by children when referring to adults, but it’s also used to refer to someone in authority, the elderly, or in a formal setting, and are often used with a title or honorific such as Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss, Dr, and so on.
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