Definition of Maiden name

1. Noun. A woman's surname before marriage.

Generic synonyms: Cognomen, Family Name, Last Name, Surname

Definition of Maiden name

1. Noun. A married woman's original last name; her name when she was a maiden. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maiden Name

maid child
maid children
maid of honor
maid of honour
maiden aunt
maiden blue-eyed Mary
maiden flight
maiden flights
maiden name (current term)
maiden names
maiden of honor
maiden over
maiden overs
maiden pink
maiden voyage
maiden voyages
maidenhair berry
maidenhair fern
maidenhair spleenwort
maidenhair tree

Literary usage of Maiden name

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political by David Masson (1881)
"The maiden name of Milton's maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Jeffrey, may have been Caston ; or the name may be collateral in some ..."

2. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"(whose maiden name was Edwards) is buried. Bearers, Sewall, Davenport ; Dr. Clark, Col. Fitch ; Belcher esqr., Palmer esqr. Was laid in her Husband's Tomb ..."

3. Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating by William Henry Egle (1898)
"Daniel Brodhead, maiden name of wife-, with dates of birth, marriage and death. ... maiden name of wife of Col. Adam Hubley, also dates of her birth, ..."

4. The Adventures of Christopher Hawkins by Christopher Hawkins, Charles Ira Bushnell (1864)
"... 1770, at the age of 64 years, 7 months, and 20 days. He was the owner of a large landed estate in Providence. His widow, whose maiden name was Susannah ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1899)
"Can any one give me the maiden name of his wife, and the date of his marriage? ... Who was the father of Melatiah Martin and what was the maiden name of ..."

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