family name

Definitions of family name
1

n the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

Synonyms:
cognomen, last name, surname
Types:
maiden name
a woman's surname before marriage
Type of:
name
a language unit by which a person or thing is known

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a life-long learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.