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Map of attested locations

Surname: Dzenis

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Woodpecker

Old Spellings: Dsenis, Dsenne

Cyrillic Spelling: Дзенис

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Dzene

Related Surnames: Dzenītis, Dzilna

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Alūksne, Baltinava, Bauņi, Beļava, Cesvaine*, Durbe, Kalupe, Ķēči, Līksna, Mazsalaca, Nabe, Pļaviņas, Sāviena*, Skaņkalne, Vārkava, Vecpiebalga, Vecpils

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown