are used by Slavic peoples.
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This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Fijałkowo.
FINK German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec
which is from šcinkovec
Habitational name for someone from Florków in Częstochowa voivodeship, or Florki from Przemyśl voivodeship, both so named from Florek, a pet form of the personal name Florian
FURMAN Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman
, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann
It is assumed that Gadžo derives from the old-Indian gārhya ("domestic") and means farmer, villager, head of the house or husband.
A Russian surname derived from the word gagara, meaning loon (a waterbird, genus Gavia). Notable people with the surname include: Gagarin family, a Rurikid princely family.
Habitational name for someone from Galew, Galewice, or Galów in the voivodeships of Kalisz, Kielce, or Konin.
GALICKI Jewish, Polish
A Jewish and Polish surname for someone from a lost location called 'Galice'
Derived from Russian галка (galka)
Habitational name for someone from Gałkowo in Suwałki voivodeship or Gałków in Piotrków voivodeship, both places named from gałka
meaning ‘knob’, ‘lump’.
GANUS Russian, Ukrainian
Possibly derived from Russian анис (anis)
referring to the anise (Pimpinella anisum
) plant or from the Turkish given name Gainislam
itself from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn)
meaning "spring, source" combined with the name of the religion Islam
habitational name for someone from a place called Garczyn, in Gdańsk and Siedlce voivodeships.
From the Polish gąsior
meaning "gander" (male goose).
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gąsiorowo, for example in Kalisz or Poznań voivodeships.
GAVAZANSKY Belarusian, Jewish
Means "from the town of Gavezhno". Gavezhno is a town in Belarus. For more information go here http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/54surnames.htm
GELLER Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Gierlachów.
GOGOL Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
Means "Common goldeneye (a type of duck)" in Ukrainian. Possibly a name for a fowler. A famous bearer was Nikolai Gogol.
Nickname for a mild-mannered or peace-loving man, from Polish golab
It denotes that a family originated in the eponymous Greater Polish town.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Gołyń.
A Polish and Jewish name that means; ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside or in a mountainous district, or perhaps a nickname for a large person
From Russian горбун (gorbun)
meaning "hunchback, humpback". A notable bearer is Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-), a former Soviet politician.
Derived from Polish adjective gościnny
from word gość
Occupational name from a diminutive of grabarz ‘grave digger’.
It indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Grąbczewo.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gradowo in Włocławek voivodeship.
GRETZKY Russian, Belarusian
Originally derived from an old Russian word that meant "Greek", though in modern times, the word means "Greek nut" (walnut). A notable bearer is Wayne Gretzky, a former Canadian ice hockey player.
GRODSKY Polish, Jewish
Altered spelling of Polish Grodzki
, a habitational name from Grodziec or Grodzie, places named with gród ‘castle’, ‘fortification’ (cognate with Russian grad). ... [more]
habitational name for someone from Grzegorzowice or Grzegorzewice, both named with the personal name Grzegorz
, Latin Gregorius
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
Nickname for someone noted for his cheerful whistling, from a derivative of gwizdac
Derived from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj)
meaning "pilgrim", a title given to Muslims who have completed the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
HAŠEK Czech (?)
Meaning "Pure" or "Chaste" from Latin Castus
, a shortening of Castulus
. Diminutive of the personal name Haštal. Noteable people with this surname include Dominik Hašek, a Czech ice hockey Goal-tender and Jaroslav Hašek, a Czech satirist and Journalist, most known for his satirical novel, 'The Good Soldier Švejk'.
Heringh, no history known, people having these surnames in Slovakia belong to the same family, very untypical for this region - Slovakia in the middle of Europe.
A fair someone. One who does a fair thing. Hill is which lives on a hill, other meanings of a fine hill, good for agriculture, hillfair as a fair hill.
Originally indicated a person from Kočevje (Gottschee County), a city and municipality in southern Slovenia.
Derived from the Persian title خواجه (xâje)
meaning "lord, master, owner". It is a cognate of the Albanian Hoxha
meaning "(cone-shaped lump of) cream cheese". The word homolka itself is derived from homole
"cone". This was either a nickname for a mild person or an occupational name for someone who made cheese.
HOSPOD Polish, Sorbian
From the Proto-Slavic gospod
, meaning "lord, or host." Variant of the Old Polish gospodzin
, meaning "landlord." It also may be a geographic surname from the village of Kospoda
, of the same etymological origin, near the border of the former Kingdoms of Saxony and Bohemia.
HRDINA Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Hruszew.
It indicates familial origin within any of several Polesian villages named "Hryniewicze".
HUDEC Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
Means "son of the imam" in Bosnian, referring to a title used by Muslim leaders.