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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
changing one's family namechanger de nom de familleNamensänderung, Änderung des Familiennamens, geänderter Familienname

ON: カイKUN: あらた.める, あらた.まる
reformation, change, modify, mend, renew, examine, inspect, search

ON: セイ, ショウ

Example sentences
家名を嵯峨と改姓したのは明治3年でした。Parts: 家名 (かめい), 改姓 (かいせい), 明治 (めいじ), (ねん)It was the third year of Meiji when their family name was changed to Saga.

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