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2011 | 22 | 75-86
Article title

Nazwiska mieszczan wilenskich (XVI-XVIII wiek). Zarys problematyki

Title variants
EN
SURNAMES OF VILNIUS BURGHERS (16TH-18TH CENTURIES). THE OUTLINE OF THE PROBLEM
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The volume of Vilnius guild documents - written down from the end of the 15th century until the mid-18th century - published in 2006, is a good source for historical as well as linguistic (also onomastic) studies. It comprises remarkably valuable anthroponymic material which includes approximately one and a half thousand surnames of different origin - Slavic (mainly Polish and Belorussian) and non-Slavic (mainly German and Scandinavian, less frequently Lithuanian). It certifies the early period of the formation and functioning of a burgher's surname in Vilnius and, simultaneously, verifies some opinions on a typical character of the structure of a burgher's surname. It can be observed that surnames with the formative -owicz, -ewicz were the most popular among Vilnius burghers. Besides, a very early introduction of surnames with the formative -cki, -ski, originally typical of the nobility, can be also noticed. Furthermore, the anthroponymic material is a proof of complex ethnic relations showing that the Vilnius burghership constituted a multiethnic group which consisted of Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, German, Scandinavian and Jewish population as well as of representatives of a number of other nations.
Year
Volume
22
Pages
75-86
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Alicja Pihan-Kijasowa, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Instytut Filologii Polskiej, ul. Fredry 10, 61-701 Poznan, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA10424
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.73e30b8f-0a89-39cb-ad7c-41d183e0d197
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