Latvian Surnames: Patronyms

Also a big hitter in the Latvian surname department are patronyms, or names derived from one’s father’s name. Here are some that I’ve come across, with their German equivalent. They’re fairly straightforward:

Andersons (Andersohn)

Ansons (Ansohn)

Jansons (Jansohn)

Mikelsons (Mikkelsohn)

Petersons (Pehtersohn)

Evaldsons (Eewaldsohn)

Jekabsons (Jehkobsohn/Jacobsohn)

Karlsons (Kahrlsohn)

I can’t say that I’ve come across any variations of these patronymic surnames yet, and I think that concept would be fairly uncommon due to the nature of the name!


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