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Surname: Saimnieks

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Land manager, farmer, could also be translated as "patriarch", though a Latvian farmstead could often have unrelated families living on it as well. The "saimnieks" (or "saimniece" if female) of a Latvian farmstead was the person in charge on that farm, whether the farm was owned by them or by the estate baron.

Old Spellings: Saimneek, Saimneck

Cyrillic Spelling: Саимнѣк, Саимниекс

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Saimniece

Related Surnames: Unknown

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Bauņi*

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown