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On the Origin of 42 Vague or Disputable Surnames


Authors:
Lyudvig Selimski

Pages: 147-157
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/ADJD3195

Abstract:

In the article 42 surnames are analyzed. A small number of them are based on place names: 1. Автански (⟸ place name Афтане); 2. Азапски (⟵ place name Азап-кьой). Another small part is based on first names: 7.4. Изевков (⟵ Изевко, diminut. from Йозо, (Roman) Cath. counterpart versus the Bulg. Orthodox Йосиф; 11. Милакиев (⟵ Mилаки < Михалаки < Gr. Μιχαλάκης). Most of the studied surnames are based on common nouns: 3. Аричев (⟵ Rom. arici ‘hedgehog’); 4. Батчиев (⟵ Per.-Turk. baççý ‘customs officer, tax collector’); 5. Бащиев (⟵ Turk. başçý ‘1. seller of sheep’s heads’; 2. headmaster, head of workers’); 6. Врагев (⟵ Rom. vrаbie ‘sparrow’); 8. Surnames with first part from Turk. kol ‘patrol, police; milit. guard’; 9. Кондузов (⟵ Turk. kunduz ‘otter, beaver’); 10. Кърасов (⟵ Тurk. kýr aðasý ‘political commander’); 12. Торбов (ђ! торба ‘bag’); 13. Цапаров etc. (⟵ Rom. юар ‘he-goat’); 14.1. Сапов (⟵ Turk. sap ‘tool handle’), 14.2. Сапоев (ђ! Rom. sгpoi, augment. of sapг ‘hoe’); 15. Чарпъков (⟵ Turk. çarpýk ‘crooked’).

Keywords:

common noun, first name, surname, nickname, place name, derivational structure.

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