Posted 2011-05-03 20:06 (#84145 - in reply to #84143) Subject: RE: Senn: Prussian-Liths were immigrants
Lutz Szemkus - 2011-05-03 13:39
Arūnas Armonas - 2011-05-03 12:39
incognito - 2011-05-02 14:09
Question: how person with ruthenian origin surname appeared in Prussia?
Prussian- slavic relations are much older than 15-16 centuries. Even more these relations are older than Lith-slavic because of geographical situation.
See Trautmann R. Die altpreusischen Personennamen. There are some slavic names.
All the vocabulary referring to church and social order in Prussian Lithuanian consists of Slavonic loanwords. Had Prussian-Lithuanians been baptized and ruled by the Tutonic Order like Old Prussians, this would not be the case. This is a fact and cannot be explained away.
Real christianisation of prussians started in 16th century, in Lithuania even more later. First attempts to baptize prussian aristocracy were made by poles in about year 1000. Mendolf first christian king of Lithuania was "PRUSSIAN" he lived in PRUSSiA when he was baptized, and just in year 1260 fled to LT "with many brothers" .
So the direction of church vocabulary migration must be clear.