2nd October 2019

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Do you use an apostrophe for a family's last name?

Here are a few quick rules:
  • Never add an apostrophe. Season Greetings from the Smiths.
  • If your last name ends with “s, x, z, ch, sh”, then add an “es” at the end of your name. Season Greetings from Joneses.
  • If your last name ends with any other letter, just add an s. Season Greetings from Kranes.

Thereof, is there an apostrophe in plural last names?

Never add an apostrophe. Season Greetings from the Smiths. If your last name ends with “s, x, z, ch, sh”, then add an “es” at the end of your name. Season Greetings from Joneses.

Do plural last names have apostrophe?

Instead, you're making your last name plural to indicate that the card is from all of your family members (the Smiths). So do as the holy grammar gods intended: simply add an “s” at the end to pluralize most last names. If your last name ends in “s,” “x,” “z,” a soft “ch,” or “sh,” add an “es” to the end instead.
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