Your family was headed by a woman if your surname sounds like this: check yours

By Jurassic JennApr 15, 2024 12:47 PMLast Name Meanings
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Your family was headed by a woman if your surname sounds like this
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Each surname carries a sacred meaning and extraordinary power. After all, our ancestors received them for a reason. Family names were given by place of residence, social status, occupation, appearance, etc. There are also many surnames that were given to those whose family was headed by a woman. Here are the surnames of Ukrainians descended from a family ruled by women.

What surnames mean that the family was ruled by a woman

In the past, women did not have the same rights as men. It was the man who was supposed to be the head of the family. However, when a family was left without a man, a woman took over this function. Then the family received a surname derived from the name of the head woman of the family.

A list of Ukrainian surnames derived from the names of women who headed their families.

  • Galchenko, Galchuk.
  • Ganzenko, Gandzyuk, Ganchuk, Gannenko.
  • Hapchenko.
  • Yevdoshenko.
  • Ivzhenko.
  • Katrenko, Katrych, Katruk, Katrychenko, Katerynchuk.
  • Lyubashchenko, Lyubchenko, Lyubarshchuk.
  • Marynych, Marynenko, Marynchenko, Marynyuk, Marynchuk.
  • Marushchak, Marusiak, Marukhnenko, Marushchenko, Marunchak, Masioma, Mashchenko.
  • Melashchenko, Melashenko, Melanchenko.
  • Motruk, Motrych, Motrenko.
  • Natalchenko, Natalukha, Natalenko.
  • Oksanych, Oksanchuk, Oksanychenko.
  • Olzhych, Olzhenko.
  • Kharitenko.
  • Khimchenko, Khivrenko.
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