for most instances derive either from patronyms, occupations,
locations, places of residence or from nature.
of the world where are you in the Baltics? Of interest is the fact
that the most popular Western surname Smith or variations of it, do
not feature to any great extent in the Baltics.
look at Smiths from around the world. In Australia it is the number
one surname followed by Jones (derived from John). Southern Slavs
most frequent name is Kovacs [blacksmith], while in Russia ,Kuznetsov
[of a Smith] is the most recurrent followed by believe it or not
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