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Map of attested locations

Surname: Vanags

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Hawk

Old Spellings: Wanag, Wannags

Cyrillic Spelling: Ванагс

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Vanaga, Vonogs (Latgalian), Vonoga (Latgalian)

Related Surnames: Vanadziņš, Vecvanags

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Bērzaune, Lāde, Limbaži, Salgale, Skulte, Stiene, Suntaži, Trikāta, Turlava, Valmiera, Vecpiebalga, Vecsaule (Vanags); Nautrēni (Vonogs)

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown