Ratnieks

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Map of attested locations

Surname: Ratnieks

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Wheelwright

Old Spellings: Ratneek, Rattneck

Cyrillic Spelling: Ратнѣк, Ратниекс

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Ratniece, Ratiniks (Latgalian), Ratinice (Latgalian)

Related Surnames: Ratkalns, Štelmahers

Possible place name borrowing? Yes


Attested Locations: Bauņi*, Bīriņi, Braslava, Jeri, Lēdurga, Omuļi*, Pabaži, Praviņi, Rencēni, Skaņkalne, Turaida, Vecate, Vidriži, Viļaka (Ratnieks); Makašēni (Ratiniks)

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown

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