[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Surname HRYNJKE ?
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 27 10:09:18 PDT 2009
In other words John, you might be looking at the equivalent of the Germanic surname Gruenke - maybe, perhaps???
----- Original Message -----
From: Günther Böhm <GHBoehm at ish.de>
Date: Monday, April 27, 2009 10:29 am
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Surname HRYNJKE ?
To: Wolhynien-Liste <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
> Günther Böhm schrieb:
> > 80 x HRYŃKO
> > I think the last one sounds most similarly since the Polish ń
> > pronounced like nj. According to www.moikrewni.pl most of the
> > HRYŃKO events are in Western Silesia where the inhabitants are
> > descendants of immigrants from the late Eastern Poland.
> Hello John,
> the name HRYŃKO is indeed originally Ukrainian. The spelling is
> where the Г is in Ukrainian pronounced like the German H. The
> and Ukrainian combination НЬ is equivalent to the Polish Ń why
> the name
> may be transcribed to the German or English HRIN'KO resp.
> HRINJKO. The
> Ukrainian politician Hryhoriy Fedorovych HRYN'KO (Григорій
> ГРИНЬКО, Grigoriy Fyodorovich GRIN'KO) was a Soviet finance
> minister and
> victim of the Moscow Trials in 1938.
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