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Old 03-27-2014, 12:16 AM   #51
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I don't speak any Russian, but I'm 1/8 on my mom's side. I need help figuring the meaning of her maiden name: Grincavich. My Granny says it used to be spelled Grincovich, but I'm not sure if she's right or if one letter even makes a difference. I can't find any information using either spelling except for stuff about my family. It's been bugging me for awhile. Also, how would it be written in Cyrillic?

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Actually, could be Grincovich as well - spelled Гринкович in Cyrillic. Quite a few of them on Russian Facebook. The name is quite common in Belarus and Western Ukraine and is originally a medieval Polish name - a Polish envoy to Belarus Grincovich is mentioned as early as 1432.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:33 AM   #52
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Actually, could be Grincovich as well - spelled Гринкович in Cyrillic. Quite a few of them on Russian Facebook. The name is quite common in Belarus and Western Ukraine and is originally a medieval Polish name - a Polish envoy to Belarus Grincovich is mentioned as early as 1432.
Huh, I guess it's just my family's spelling that isn't too common....O.o No clue what it means, though?
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Huh, I guess it's just my family's spelling that isn't too common....O.o No clue what it means, though?
Yeah, it's derived from the first name Grinko (green-KOH), a common West Slavic diminutive form of Gregory. Apparently, your Granny's family had an ancestor Gregory (Grigori) whom everybody called Grinko so his children became Grinkovich - that's possessive meaning "Grinko's children".
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:05 AM   #54
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Yeah, it's derived from the first name Grinko (green-KOH), a common West Slavic diminutive form of Gregory. Apparently, your Granny's family had an ancestor Gregory (Grigori) whom everybody called Grinko so his children became Grinkovich - that's possessive meaning "Grinko's children".
Aw cool! Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:19 AM   #55
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