Surname

  • first/given/forename, middle, and last/family/surname with john fitzgerald kennedy as example. this shows a structure typical for english-speaking cultures (and some others). other cultures use other structures for full names.

    a surname, family name, or last name is the portion (in some cultures) of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture).[1] depending on the culture, all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules.

  • cultural differences
  • order of names
  • history
  • compound surnames
  • culture and prevalence
  • spanish-speaking world
  • portuguese-speaking countries
  • common surnames by ethnic group
  • see also
  • references
  • further reading
  • external links

First/given/forename, middle, and last/family/surname with John Fitzgerald Kennedy as example. This shows a structure typical for English-speaking cultures (and some others). Other cultures use other structures for full names.

A surname, family name, or last name is the portion (in some cultures) of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture).[1] Depending on the culture, all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules.