Russian Submitted Surnames
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Derived from the Russian word сталь
meaning "steel". It is the alias surname of Ioseb Jughashvili, more commonly known as Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union.
Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)... [more]
, the name of a town in the Tula Oblast of Russia.
TARTAKOVSKY Jewish, Russian
Russian Jewish surname denoting someone originally from the village of Tartakov (Тартаків) in Ukraine. The village's name itself is derived from Ukrainian тартак (tartak)
referring to a sawmill or cutting device.
Means "the fat" from Russian толстый (tolstyy)
meaning "thick, stout, fat". This was the name of a Russian family of nobility; a notable member was Count Lev
"Leo" Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian writer.
Derived from the former city of Tsaritsyn, once known as Stalingrad and currently Volgograd.
Someone who is a descendent of a person who worked for the Tsar or Emperor.
Means "son of Ulyan
". This was the birth surname of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), who was born as Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
From Slavic urush
which means "warrior". This was the surname of a noble family in Russia.
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Volkona river south of Moscow. This was the name of a Russian family of nobility.
Derived from the Russian word voron
, meaning "raven". Possibly refers to a dark haired, or harsh voiced individual.
Grigori Yefimovich who is best known as "Rasputin" was a Russian peasant, mystic and private adviser to the Romanovs (Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Tsarina Alexandra in the early 20th century).
The Yusupovs were a Russian noble family descended from the monarchs of the Nogai Horde who, in the 18th and 19th centuries, were renowned for their immense wealth, philanthropy and art collections... [more]
YUSUPOV Uzbek, Avar, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Crimean Tatar, Jewish
Means "son of Yusup
", also used by Central Asian Jews. This was the name of a Russian family of nobility of Crimean Tatar ancestry.
Russian surname, likely a derivative of the given name Zakhey
combined with the Russian suffix "-ev" ("of"), therefore meaning "of Zakhey."... [more]
ZASLAVSKY Russian, Jewish
Russian Jewish surname derived from Iziaslav (also called Zaslav), the name of a city in Volhynia, Ukraine.
Means "son of the goldsmith" derived from Russian золотарь (zolotar)
ZYK Russian, Belarusian
A Russian name now found in Belarus and other areas around "white Russia". Literally translates to the Russian word "beetle". It's pronounced "Z'ook" and has taken on other forms of spelling, such as; Zuck, Tzook, Shyk, etc.