||Re: My last name is weird
||Satu (guest, 188.8.131.52)
||September 9, 2002 at 2:38:56 AM
||Re: My last name is weird by Daividh
you are right, the –ke suffix comes from Slavic names with endings like –ka, -ek, -ak etc. when they were Germanized. That happened, of course, mostly in the eastern parts of Germany like East Prussia or Pomerania.
In the northwest of Germany the –ke suffix is a Low German and Frisian form of German –chen which is a diminutive ending.
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