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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Polish
Pronounced Pron. bawng-KAWF-skyee  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsBąkowska, Bakowski, Bankowski

Meaning & History

Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bąkowa, Bąkowice, Bąkowiec or Bąkowo, all derived from Polish bąk meaning "horsefly", "bumblebee" or "bittern" (a type of bird).
Added 12/10/2015 by lilolaf
Edited 11/8/2020 by HL