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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Ukrainian
Scripts Порошенко(Ukrainian)

Meaning & History

From Ukrainian порох (porokh) meaning "(gun)powder, dust", used as an occupational name for someone who made or sold gunpowder. A notable bearer is current Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (1965-).
Added 11/16/2015 by HL
Edited 8/31/2020 by HL