How do you know the history of surnames

How do you know the history of surnames
 Although the Soviet period had a negative impact on the truthfulness of the information about the origin of the surname, the historical roots of his family can still be traced. Several criteria allow us to determine the type of activity, character traits or appearance of his ancestor, and in some cases its origin.
 The names of the priests and their descendants often consist of the name of the saint, namesake of the parish, and the suffix "ENGLISH": Ascension, Kosmodemyanovsky, Assumption, Holy Cross. However, because of persecution, many of them changed their names. Most likely, if the name was still retained, its support was living away from major centers and cities, without attracting attention.

Most often the suffix "ENGLISH" is associated with Polish names: Oginski, Bachinsky, Byaloshevsky etc. It is possible that such noble houses as Trubetskois, Bazilevskaya and Boratynsky had blood ties with the West Slavic neighbors. If you are wearing a similar name, look for ancestors there.

Suffixes inherited from the south (small) Russia, Ukraine now: chuk, SK, EHKO, onco: Kovalchuk, Kovalenko. Ancestors of representatives of both surnames were blacksmiths and lived sometime in the territory of Ukraine.

Deceptive move that allowed the Ukrainians to become Russian in the era of Peter I and a little later - a slight change of name, just one or two letters. For example, Bondarenko - Bondarenko. If your name has a suffix, inherent and Russian and Ukrainian surnames, the ancient Ukrainian roots. The history of your surname begins with the south of Russia.

These are general examples. Typically, each family has its almost legendary stories about the origin of the surname. Ask their parents and grandparents: where they lived, where you came to your present address, what their parents, etc. Record the information obtained.

Pronouncing names (accent, the presence or absence of certain letters) also tells about your distant relatives. For example, when pronouncing the name of Alekhine through "e" becomes the common people, and through the "e" - the nobility.

Visit places left your loved ones ancestors. If the historic homeland of the old-timers will find, find out all you can about the life of his family.

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