surname Shevchenko or Shewcenko
In Europe Andriy Shevchenko is a popular Ukranian soccer players
who plays for Milan A.C at the moment.
I ignore the meaning of this surname. Could anyone tell me the meaning please?

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Shevchenko denotes the descendant of a shoemaker (shevts). -enko is a common Ukrainian surname ending. The literal meaning is "little", but as a surname ending it indicates descent, i.e., Matyushenko, "descendant of Little Matthew",(Have you seen Battleship Potyomkin?). Kravchenko means "descendant of the tailor", as does Kravchuk. The ending -chuk has the same meaning(s) as -enko.
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Thank you very much
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