Translation of surname in Spanish:

surname

apellido, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsərˌneɪm//ˈsəːneɪm/

noun

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    apellido masculine
    • Many people who have Hispanic surnames are not Hispanic.
    • Initially, a child is almost always given his father's surname.
    • I knew he was proud to say it because it was his mother's surname.
    • By my rough count, 64 of the 525 possessed Hispanic surnames.
    • At least half of them share the same surname.
    • Generally, though, I have no problem with children having the father's surname.
    • Yet except for ethnic companies, dancers with Hispanic surnames are still rare in U.S. ensembles.
    • The most common surname, not surprisingly, is Smith, with 165,000 listed.
    • They were only known by their surnames and their husbands' surnames.
    • She's the daughter of a rich white businessman with a hyphenated surname.
    • People usually use both their father's and their mother's surnames, in that order.
    • Wu then adopted the child, who had her surname changed to Wu and currently lives with her biological mother.
    • Consider that President James Folk's surname was pronounced with two syllables for another example of the problem.
    • Most people referred to him as such because they were unable to pronounce his surname.
    • His first cousin is the town clerk, and his surname appears on the local Civil War monument.
    • For instance, quite different Irish surnames seem to have dominated Philadelphia.
    • He never uses his real surname and does not intend to do so.
    • He had refused to stick with his father's surname when his parents got divorced.
    • About 1,000 years ago, surnames began to evolve as a hereditary means of identifying people.
    • Most villages employed a smith and it became the most common surname in England.