are used in Lusatia in eastern Germany.
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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.
KOZAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Upper Sorbian municipality of Bukecy.
NADOLNY Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól
, Sorbian nadol
"downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.