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Little One

Senior Member
England. English
My very unusual English surname is also Hungarian! It is the same as a Hungarian word with the suffix '-on'. Can someone tell me what this '-on' could possibly mean.

Cheers

The Little One
 
  • cajzl

    Senior Member
    Czech
    The Hungarian suffix -on is basically an equivalent to the English preposition on (a surface), and sometimes in.

    For example:

    az asztal - the table
    az asztalon - on the table

    Magyarország - Hungary
    Magyarországon - in Hungary (literally on Hungary)
     
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