are used by Slavic peoples.
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HUDEC Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
From Russian игумен (igumen)
meaning "hegumen", referring to the head of an Eastern Orthodox monastery.
Means "son of the imam", from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām)
referring to a Muslim leader.
JABŁONOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jabłonowo or Jabłonow; both place names are from jabłoń meaning "apple tree".
JABLONSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Jablonka, Jablonna, or Jablonica, all places named with jablon
"apple tree", or the diminutive form jablonka.
JAGODZIŃSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jagodziny, Jagodzinek, or Jagodziniec, all named with jagoda meaning "berry".
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
Habitational name for someone from Januszewo or Januszewice, both named with the personal name Janusz
Habitational name for someone from Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, places named with the personal name Jarosz.
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Variant spelling of JARZĄBEK
, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
JAWORSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav
, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
The surname Kabaciński is a habitational name for someone from a place called Kabaty, in Warszawa voivodeship. It is also a derivative of the nickname Kabat.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
Occupational name for someone who worked as an innkeeper from Polish karczma
Means "maker of kalaches", a variant of калачник (kalachnik)
- itself composed of калач (kalach)
, a type of bread, and the agent suffix -ник (-nik)
. See also KALASHNIKOV
Means "son of the kalach-maker", derived from Russian калашник (kalashnik)
, a variant of калачник (kalachnik)
"maker of kalaches" - kalach being a type of bread - combined with the patronymic suffix -ов (-ov)
Possibly derived from Turkish kale
, meaning "castle, fortress".
Russian, from the elements Kal
("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal
may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
Habitational name for someone from Kapuścin or Kapuścino, placed named with kapusta meaning "cabbage".
Habitational name for someone from Karbowo in Torun voivodeship, a place so named from Polish karbowy
"overseer (of farm laborers)", from karbowac
"to make notches", i.e. to keep records.
habitational name for someone from Karczew, named with Polish karcz ‘stump’.
Polish habitational name from a village in Poland.
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
The last name taken literally is Kasper's son with -vich being a common patronymic suffix in Belarus and other slavic countries. The Kasper likey refers to an unknown Kasper in the family. However some stories tie the name to one of the wise men who visited Jesus after his birth - not named in the Bible but later referred to as Gaspar or Caspar/Kaspar in Eastern European traditions.
Unisex Russian surname, meaning the word "Cossack"
Means "son of the Cossack" from Russian казак (kazak)
Means "of Kazan", either referring to the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, or from a given name. The name is most likely of Turkic origin, possibly from Bulgar qazan
meaning "cauldron, pot", which would have been used to denote someone who made pots.
Russian spelling of HILL
. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch)
meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".