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Subject: Re: Sagorsky
Author: Paul   (guest)
Date: July 10, 2007 at 11:27:34 AM
Reply to: Sagorsky by Karcoolka
The surname Sagorsky means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moscow. The ending of "sky" means "of" in old Russian (pre-revolution), and it is added to a surname if the family used to live in a city associated to the family. If you would add the "sky" the surname becomes Sagorsksky but because the "sk" is already in the city's name it becomes Sagorsky. This process was a common process in created surnames in Russia. The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod". "Za gorod" means "a suburb of a city", in Russian. So if you take all of this into account, the surname "Sagorsky" means "of a city/town that is a suburb."
Messages in this thread:
  • Sagorsky - Karcoolka  Apr 23 2007, 12:33:53 AM
    • Re: Sagorsky - Paul  Jul 10 2007, 11:27:34 AM
    • Re: Sagorsky - Christo  Apr 23 2007, 12:50:28 AM