CHAYKOVSKY Чайковский Russian
Russian form of CHAYKA
. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky
KOZLOV Козлов Russian
Patronymic from the Slavic word kozel
"goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
LAGUNOV Лагунов Russian
Patronymic name derived from Russian lagun
"water barrel". It was most likely used to denote the descendants of a person who made water barrels.
ORLOV Орлов Russian
Patronym derived from the Russian nickname Орёл (Oryol)
PASTERNAK Пастернак Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca
. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of 'Doctor Zhivago'.
PAVLOV Павлов Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of PAVEL
". A famous bearer of this surname was the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
RASPUTIN Распутин Russian
From Russian распутье (rasputye)
meaning "crossroads". A famous bearer was the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916).
ROMANOV Романов Russian
Means "son of ROMAN
". This was the surname of the last dynasty of Russian tsars.
SOBOL Соболь Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Occupational name for a fur trader, from the Slavic word soboli
meaning "sable, marten". As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
VINOGRADOV Виноградов Russian
Means "vineyard" in Russian (ultimately from German), referring to a person who worked at a vineyard or lived near one.