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I am making an account to make an appointment to get a visa with Spanish consulate. They ask for my first name and my surname. Is surname your last name? I want to make sure, I don't want to fill this out wrong.

Thanks in advance!
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    Yes, last name or family name (same thing).

    John Ulysses Smith (first name, middle name, last name or family name).

    If you put surname in the Search box, you will find definitions for the word. From Random House Dictionary:
    the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a given name;
    family name.

    Underneath those definitions, you will also find previous threads on surname.