Pivas
Does anyone know the meaning/origin of this name? I think it is Serbian or Croatian, it has an accent on the 's', and it is pronounced like "Pee-vash". Thanks!
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it could be greek because -as is a common ending in greek surnames, unfortunately i have no idea what it means!
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Could it be something to do with beer? A brewer? A boozer? Pivo is the Russian for beer, and Pivar means "brewer". Piwo is the Polish for beer, and there is a Polish surname, Piwnik, which means either a brewer or a drinker of beer, I forget which. What is the Serbo-Croat for beer?
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the dictionary says in Croatian beer is "piva" or "pivo" and brewer is "pivar". it doesn't know the word "pivas".
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"Piwo is the Polish for beer, and there is a Polish surname, Piwnik, which means either a brewer or a drinker of beer, I forget which."It would be brewer.
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Some Pivas also live in Italy near Genoa (see www.paginebianche.it, tape IM for Imperia). Three families in Germany, perhaps one in France.
Honestly i don't know. Derived from the given name Pavle pr Pavao (Paul)?
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