Meaning of Sushkov
Does anyone know what Sushkov mean?
I guess it's russian by the suffix -ov, but I don't know what the root Sushko mean - www.ancestry.com just says that Susko or Sushko is slavic, but there's no info about its meaning.
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It could certainly be derived from one of the many places that start with Sushk- in Russia and Ukraine. Now all you have to do is find out what the toponyms mean :-)
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Anybody know any Russian? the name is explained here -
http://mirimen.com/co_fam/Sushkov-30F4.html
From what I can make out the basis of the name is SUKHOI, meaning "dry, arid", which looks like it could be a locative description. But there is also a reference to a meaning "thin, gaunt", so perhaps describing a person.
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Thanks for the explanation!
Do you think it is possible that Sushko or Sushka was also a personal name in Russia (besides in many other slavic countries) and it was maybe used as short for the name Francis?
I got this idea by searching on the internet - for example I found out that Suske is short for Francis in flemish - and then it seems that last names containing the root Sushk- are widespread in many slavic countries (for example Suska, Suskic, Suskovic, Suszka, Suszko, etc) - the name Francis has been widespread in Europe throughout the centuries.
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If it is from a diminutive of a given name I don't think it will be Francis. St. Francis (of Assisi) is a saint of the western church. I don't think the name had any currency in the orthodox churches of Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
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