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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Russian

Meaning & History

Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)

Very rare in Modern Russia

It has been linked to a Finnish name Stavonen which means a small brook.
Added 1/30/2006 by Roz
Edited 10/3/2013 by Louska