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Map of attested locations

Surname: Alksnis

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Alder (type of tree)

Old Spellings: No change

Cyrillic Spelling: Алкснис

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Alksne, Elksnis (Latgalian), Elksne (Latgalian)

Related Surnames: Alksnītis, Jaunalksnis

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Bauņi*, Kandava, Lēdurga, Limbaži, Mazsalaca, Rucava, Skaņkalne, Vecate, Vidriži (Alksnis); Bārbele (Elksnis)

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown