Template:surname

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A surname​.


The following documentation is located at Template:surname/documentation. [edit]


Definition for surname entries.

Parameters

  • parameter {1} is an adjective or qualifier
  • lang= language code or name
  • from= (usually language name not code) derived from
  • A= replacement for "A" (see below)
  • dot= final punctuation

Examples

{{surname}}
  1. A surname​.

(and categorizes in Category:English surnames)

{{surname|patronymic}}
  1. A patronymic surname​.

but note:

{{surname|A=An|occupational}}
  1. An occupational surname​.

where the A= parameter is used to replace the "A".

Trailing punctuation is modified with dot=, dot=; or just dot= to suppress it:

{{surname|from=Latin|dot=,}} a form of [[Silvanus]].
  1. A surname​, a form of Silvanus.

lang and from are combined into a subcategory. Something such as:

{{surname|lang=fi}}

is filed in a Category:Finnish surnames, but:

{{surname|lang=fi|from=Finnish}}

is filed in a Category:Finnish surnames from Finnish (which you may have to create, see the latter as a model how). Unlike lang, from is not a code but any string of text used verbatim. ("from=fi" would give Category:Finnish surnames from fi in error.)

See also