Re: Surname origins - RAK #general
Tomek Liniecki <liniecki@...>
U¿ytkownik <Steinsteve@...> w wiadomooci do grup dyskusyjnych...
>My question is, could a Bialystok family named
RAK have a name derived >from Russian?That's possible, but not very probable.
>What is "crab" in Polish, and would
it be close enough to Rak to make the Russian/Polish distinctionCrab in Polish is "rak", exactly the same word as Russian.
>How would a Jewish family have a name meaning "crab"?
Why not? If very reputable Jewish family has name Katzenellenbogen (means
the cat's elbow), there's nothing strange in the name Rak.
Not very likely.
Tomasz Linetzky liniecki@...