By-name



a secondary name; cognomen; surname.
a nickname.
Historical Examples

Their Majesties’ Servants (Volume 1 of 3) John Doran
The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays William B. Yeats
The Path of the King John Buchan
Consequences E. M. Delafield
Sergeant York And His People Sam Cowan
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald Unknown
The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2) Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The Shoes of Fortune Neil Munro
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) Isaac Disraeli

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