origins & meanings of Rackovan & Vermoilen
Does anyone know the origins & meanings f the surnames Rackovan & Vermoilen ? I seem to think they would be Swedish.
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I've been told that Rackovan is Austrian. Does anybody know what it means ?
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Hi Ivy,

I don't know the names, but they are definitely not Swedish.

Vermoilen looks like an English spelling of Vermeulen/Vermöhlen which come from Dutch "Van der Molen" which means "from the mill".

I have no idea about Rackovan. Sounds Slavic to me... (?)

Regards, Satu
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Rackovan is actually Austrian. It was orginally pronounced Rackowan (short a's), as they pronounced v's a w's.
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