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Whiteeagleking



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Post Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:43 pm      Post subject: What does the last name Filinowicz mean?
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It's my mothers maiden name and I was curious on what it means or where it might come from. I've tried researching the best I could but the most I've been able to find is there's people with the same last name in Finland. Thank you and hope you have a great day.
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Barbara Staniak



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Location: Poland, Milanowek

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:27 pm      Post subject:
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For me the name looks like of eastern Poland/ Russian origin. The ending -owicz means descendant, member of the family, here of the family of Filin. What means Filin? In polish nothing, in russian - an owl. The names from the historically eastern Poland (now Belarus or Ukraine, etc.) often have mixed origin. But if it is the right explanation - I don't know.
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