New format of Surname Saturday here on Discovering Latvian Roots – if you want surname meanings, go check out the Facebook and Twitter pages, here on the blog it will be a summary of what’s new on the Latvian Surname Project, as funded by my supporters on Patreon!
New this week!
Parishes added – Ukri, Ziemupe
Names added – SÅ«na, Zellis
… and over 20 other names have been updated to reflect their presence in more parishes!
The Surname Project currently includes 1392 surnames from 502 parishes, towns and cities. Many parishes only have a few names listed so far, but I’m working every day to add more for each parish!
Surname Saturday – Latvian Surname Project Update, October 24, 2015
2 thoughts on “Surname Saturday – Latvian Surname Project Update, October 24, 2015”
Please add the surname Macernieks to your surname list…sorry, but I do not have the proper accents…this is my grandfather’s surname, and his family is from both Zaube and Madliena parishes…my grandfather was born in 1898, and I understand his father operated a bar in Zaube…thanks so much!
My surname is Velins (in German and phonetic Latvian Wehlinsch,also Wehlin). My father’s ancestors came from Piebalga where that surname was given in 1826.They lived on a farm called Gici (Gitz) , first recorded in 1688, next to Tomuli where the family originated. Tomuli is next to Veverini, an open air museum devoted to weaving.which is what my family had done before WW 1.
I have prepared my family tree.