Re: Definition of family name #poland #names


alejandro@...
 

The exact meaning of this surname is en epenthesis of the surname Korb which is a german word for basket.
Now, "belnik" is a yiddish suffix for a person´s occupation. Therefore, the epenthesis occurs when you add or substract a letter from a surname. In this case an "a" was added and that is  how Korabelnik means "a basket maker or seller".
Best
Alex

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