Guide
1
Currently, the search of family roots are actively engaged scientists and historians.This, of course, does not mean that they trace everything, but the most interesting, popular, or, on the contrary, they describe the rare names.Look specialized publications and websites, may be, you'll find his name.
2
Try searching for origins by analogy and semantic analysis.Browse Dictionaries understand what is your name and where she went, often name became the name of the profession of his father, "the son of a blacksmith - blacksmiths," etc.
3
Most princely families, and then the boyars formed from the name of the land they owned.For example, Shumsky, Meshchersky, Vyazemsky.But the name of the prince of this type, maybe it's just an indic
ation of the area where people came, many Jewish surnames are formed on the basis of this principle.
4
Very often the name of non-Russian origin then Russified, for example, could become Sargsyan Sarkisov.
5
There are also seminars names.Many clerics and their children receive the name of the name of the church where they were (Trinity, St. Sergius), while others received the surname from the name of the icon (the Sign, Vyshenskii)
6
there are names from the namesfrom the Old Testament (Sodom, Israel), and the New Testament (Nazareth, Vifliemsky).Names can also be formed from the epithets given to some of the saints (of Theology, Magdala).Some seminarians were given names that somehow reflect the specific traits of the seminary (bold, cheerful, Tikhomirov, Dobronravov).
7
most numerous seminars share names are so-called geographical names.They occurred not from names diocesan cities, smaller towns and villages as well as the training took place at the seminary of his diocese.When the seminarians come from a neighboring province, the family name was made from the name of a diocesan town.For example, the name of Ufimtsev until the mid-19th century in the Ufa diocese did not have episcopal therefore left to study in the neighboring province.Also, examples of geographical names seminar will Krasnopolskiy, Novgorod, Belinsky and others.