Russian last name Uraine?
Anyone ever hear of the last name Uraine?
My dad's family is Russian, and I found out the my great-grandmother's last name was Uraine.
Does anyone know more about where this name is from or what it means? Seems like a variant of Ukraine and was wondering if it's Ukrainian or of another Slavic county origin.
My great-grandmother's first name was Vera.
I don't think she was Armenian since my dad's family all came from Russia. My great grand parents moved here mid 1910's from Moscow.
My last name is Shubin and I knew that's Russian and the meaning already. But I had never heard Uraine. Spelling can definitely be different since it's not an English name.
- ?Lv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
It is neither Russian nor Ukrainian. I tried to find tis word in Russian Internet (i mean in Russian language). They give links on Armenian sites, forums etc. I also tried to track if anybody has this name (just to confirm that this name exists because very often last names have connection with names of ancestors). And I found mention about 1 person, his name was Urain (Юраин) and patronymic also looked Armenian (Urain Rubinovich). That is why I think your great-grandmother's last name has Armenian origin.
I didn't find anything else. May be you should ask somebody who speaks Armenian and can find information in Armenian language.
Good luck.Source(s): I'm native Russian.
- Slava TLv 610 years ago
Hi Christiana! If it's your real name on your avatar it's 100% Russian. "Shuba" means a "fur-coat" in Russian. As for your great-grandmother's family name it's Russian if it's "Юран" (rather "Yuran" than "Uraine") derived from first name "Юрий"/Yury (like in "Yury Gagarin :) )
By the way, there are other forms of this particular family name in Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and Poland. For example, Yurichev, Yurov, Yurin (Russia); Yushchenko (the guy with this family name was the president of the Ukraine); Yuhnovich, Yushkevich (Belorussia, Poland) and many others.
- 10 years ago
Such last name does not look like a last name from Russia or Ukraine. What was the first name of your great-grandmother?Source(s): Native Russian and Ukrainian speaker