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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

surname — An inherited or family name; in Western cultures, the last name

Synopsis

surname ::= (text | phrase db._phrase | replaceable | Graphic inlines | Indexing inlines | Linking inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Description

A surname is an inherited or family name; in Western cultures, the last name. This is used for the patronymic or matronymic name or any name that is based on a person’s situation at birth or due to marriage or adoption.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. In an address, this element may inherit the verbatim qualities of an address.

See Also

affiliation, firstname, honorific, lineage, othername

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