A Polish last name?

rompecabeza

New Member
Russian
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.
 
  • 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.
     

    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.
     

    Ben Jamin

    Senior Member
    Polish
    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.
    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).
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top