A Polish last name?

Discussion in 'Polski (Polish)' started by rompecabeza, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. rompecabeza New Member

    Hi all!

    Does this last name sound any Polish to you: Renzhiglo? I have an online sourse in Ukrainian saying that it is Polish. The sourse, however, says nothing about the origins. I also know that it comes from Ukraine.
  2. Thomas1

    Thomas1 Senior Member

    polszczyzna warszawska
    It doesn't to me, but it may mean nothing. I looked via Google for "Renżyglo" --"Your search - renżyglo - did not match any documents.", "Rężyglo"--"No results found for rężyglo", and "Renżiglo"--"No results found for renżiglo", "Renżygło"--"Your search - renżygło - did not match any documents.".
    I have, however, found something related to "Rężygło" on what looks to be Ukrainian websites.
  3. Szkot Senior Member

    UK English
    The Ukrainian website http://domivka.net/archive/t-17394.html discusses this name (starting with a post on 25.6.14). Someone suggests a derivation from Pan Żeglowski :), but that is only one suggestion.

  4. jasio Senior Member

    Apart from the spelling, which is English transliteration rather than Polish, '-ło' or '-łło' suffix sounds for me more like Lithuanian or Polish-Lithuanian rather than purely Polish.
  5. Ben Jamin Senior Member

    A Polish name of Lithuanian origin can be a possibility (it does not sound like anything of Slavic origin)

    By the way, double ł never occurs in Polonized Lithuanian names after a consonant, only after a vowel (Jagiełło, Świdrygiełło, Dowgiałło).
  6. Ben Jamin Senior Member

    Рен in cyryllic is Ren, not Pan.

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