Forum of Lithuanian History

Forum of Lithuanian history is a place for discussion on the urgent problems of the Lithuanian history. Share your opinions!

Moderator of the forum - Tomas Baranauskas

Our website - Medieval Lithuania

[ Taisyklės ] [ Правила ] [ Rules ]

Medieval Lithuania
Search | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Quotes | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: "Kitos tautos, mūruose, uolose užsirakinusios, vos ne vos išgelbėjo savo liuosybę, lietuviai ir žemaičiai, gyvendami giriose ir laukuose, mokėjo ja ilgą laiką džiaugtis ir nuo visų baisiausių savo neprietelių saugoti viena savo narsybe ir kantrybe." Simonas Daukantas, "Istorija žemaitiška" (1837)
- (Added by: Tomas Baranauskas)

Name Origins

View previous thread :: View next thread
  Frozen      FORUMS -> Lithuanian Genealogy Message format 
Posted 2010-01-18 12:33 (#74295 - in reply to #73792)
Subject: RE: Name Origins

Nevertis - 2010-01-04 11:50 PM

It can be that surname Runkis comes from Lithuanian word RANKA, meaning HAND. Ilionis family lived in Kaunas in 1935. 

As a user who interests in surnames you made 2 mistakes. First, there is no such surname as Ranka. There is nothing unique in it. Exists such Lithuanian surnames: Rankelė (Smallhand), Berankis (Handless). Second, huge mistake is such: in standard Lithuanian word for hand is ranka, but the word runka is dialectism and is used only by people whom are named as puntininkai by linguists. And these Lithuanians live some 200 km northwest from Šilalė and Tauragė...
Top of the page Bottom of the page

Jump to forum :
Search this forum
E-mail a link to this thread


(Delete all cookies set by this site)
Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software
© 2002-2020 PD9 Software