Template:surname

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a surname


Definition for surname entries.

Parameters

|1= (required)
Language code; see Wiktionary:List of languages. The parameter |lang= is a deprecated synonym; please do not use. If this is used, all numbered parameters move down by one.
|2=
Adjective or qualifier.
|from=
(usually language name not code) derived from
|A=
replacement for "A" (see below)
|eq=
equivalent surname in English, for use in foreign-language entries
|g=
gender of the surname (only used for certain languages like Icelandic or Greek)
|m=
masculine equivalent of this surname (for gendered surnames)
|f=
feminine equivalent of this surname (for gendered surnames)

Examples

{{surname|en}}.
  1. A surname.

(and categorizes in Category:English surnames)

{{surname|en|from=patronymics}}.
  1. A surname originating as a patronymic.

(and categorizes in Category:English surnames and Category:English surnames from patronymics)

but note:

{{surname|en|[[English]]}}.
  1. An English surname.

where the module is smart enough to replace "A" with "An". You can override this using |A=.

Trailing punctuation is no longer generated automatically, so there is no need to suppress it using nodot=1:

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

|1= and |from= are combined into a subcategory. Something such as:

{{surname|fi}}

is filed in a Category:Finnish surnames, but:

{{surname|fi|from=Finnish}}

is filed in a Category:Finnish surnames from Finnish. Unlike |1=, |from= is not a code but a full language name.

See also

  • {{surname-lite}}: Template-only version supporting only some features, useful on pages with memory errors.
  • {{given name}}