||Re: The origin of the surname Terzis
||Jim Young (guest, 18.104.22.168)
||September 3, 2007 at 5:32:51 AM
||Re: The origin of the surname Terzis by A Terzievski here
No doubt it's the same Turkish word with the preferred Macedonian ending. I did read somewhere that the Macedonians have had a great deal of trouble with their neighbours interfering with surnames. The Bulgarians forced the -ov ending on them, the Serbs the -ovic ending, and the Greeks made them adopt names of a Greek appearance. The -ovski/evski ending symbolises Macedonian independence.
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