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Subject: Re: Surname Putin
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 13, 2004 at 7:00:12 AM
Reply to: Re: Surname Putin by James C.Colombo
The first Putin to spring to mind is Vladimir, so Russian Putin.
The -in ending is usually added to words ending in A to make a surname, e.g., forename Nikita makes surname Nikitin. So a descendant of Puta. My Russian dictionary translates puta as "mess." Could it be a nickname for an untidy person?
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