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what are some Latvian last names?

I'm interested in Latvia and the Latvian culture. however I'm not Latvian.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Some of the most widespread (and most Latvian, because Latvians have also adapted surnames from Swedes, Germans, Russians, Poles etc.):

    Ozols, Ozoliņš, Bērziņš, Priede, Priedītis, Balodis, Vilks, Kalniņš etc.

    Some surnames with Pole/Russian influence: Dombrovskis, Lukovs, Loskutovs. (can be recognized by -skis, ovs etc).

    Swede/German: Kaufmanis, Zembergs, Jansons, Johansons, (can be regognized by -bergs, -sons, manis) etc.

    @Joyce B, you won't find surnames even remotely similar to these in today's Latvia.

    @Johnny, I'd say not all, but at least 99% for sure, and of course this is for males. Women have either a or e at the end of their surname normally.

  • 5 years ago

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    Source(s): Any Records Search Database - http://anyrecords.oruty.com/?ynd
  • 4 years ago

    Latvian Surnames

  • 5 years ago

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    what are some Latvian last names?

    I'm interested in Latvia and the Latvian culture. however I'm not Latvian.

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  • 9 years ago

    straupenieks, Rubins, Birznieks, Grebis, Rakels , Verpakovskis, and many more

    Here is an interesting fact if you have never heard of it:

    All "Latvian" names end with S at the end.

    Source(s): I'm part Latvian please answer mine if you can: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjKoE...
  • 6 years ago

    Dambergs

  • 9 years ago

    Maybe there is some help here.

    http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/latvia/

    A few fron the 1920 census.

    Chaslonski

    Catzawolo

    Dadenaly

    Gertas

    Source(s): ancestry.com
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