How to Change Your Surname on Facebook

By Marina Martin

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Your surname, also known as a last name, can change when you get married, get divorced or legally change your name. If your surname changes, you can easily update it within your Facebook profile. Facebook also gives you the option to list an alternative name so friends and co-workers can locate your profile by searching for either your current or former surname.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2

Click "Account" in the top-right corner.

Step 3

Choose "Account Settings."

Step 4

Click "Change" next to "Name."

Step 5

Update your surname in the "Last Name" box.

Step 6

Type your former full name in the "Alternate Name" box if you want to appear in search results under either surname.

Step 7

Click "Save Changes."