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

  • His surname is now synonymous with "monster.
  • Behind the scenes, however, Battle often lives up to her martial surname.
  • In surnames, the distinctive mark can wreak havoc .
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  • 'True Blood' Star Joe Manganiello Teaches You How To Pronounce His Name
    How do you pronounce the surname of that tall drink of water who plays werewolf Alcide Harveaux on HBO's "True Blood"? If it sounds anything like "Man Jell-O" or "Mangy Yellow," well, you're doing it wrong. But that's okay! Because the man himself, Mr. Joe Manganiello, is here to help. In this week's installment of [...]
    June 14, 2013 - MTV
  • Long Before They Were Famous
    A long time ago, many people's surnames indicated their occupations. If your name was "Mason," you worked with stone, if your name was "Coleman," you worked with coal, and if your name was "Sanders," you ran a medieval chicken empire. Guest musicians Paul & Storm hint contestants to an occupational surname and a celebrity who bears it.
    June 14, 2013 - NPR
  • Another Flutie headed to Chestnut Hill
    After a brief hiatus, the Flutie surname will again be represented on Boston College’s football roster when the 2014 season rolls around. According to, New England high school quarterback Troy Flutie has verbally committed to play his college ball with the Eagles. The 6-0, 178-pound Class of 2014 recruit is the son of former…
    June 13, 2013 - NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk

  • David Campese in The Canberra Times
    It's great for him that he's starting to find his feet because obviously having the surname he has, it was going to be difficult for him,David Campese told the Herald from South Africa where he now lives. "He's always been a Raiders man,...
  • Tim Pawlenty in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    We ask that you make the determination to require that Soliah [Olson's birth surname] serve her parole in your state,Pawlenty wrote.

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