|Subject:||Re: My last name is weird|
|Author:||Satu (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||September 9, 2002 at 2:38:56 AM|
|Reply to:||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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