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Q: Ethnic origins of surnames ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Ethnic origins of surnames
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: zachin486-ga
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Posted: 02 Sep 2006 14:54 PDT
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Question ID: 761712
Can you tell me if the origin of the surname 'YANKO' is jewish?
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Subject: Re: Ethnic origins of surnames
From: pinkfreud-ga on 02 Sep 2006 15:05 PDT
I believe this is a Slavic surname. I've known two people named Yanko.
One was of Polish ancestry, and the other was Bulgarian.
Subject: Re: Ethnic origins of surnames
From: myoarin-ga on 03 Sep 2006 05:19 PDT
It is also a given name:
and can also be a Jewish surname  (but doesn't have to be):

The spelling with Y is no doubt a variation to preserve the Slavic
pronunciation of Janko.

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