Meaning and Origin of: Berezin

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name for someone from any of various villages called Berez(i)no, Berez(i)na, and Bereza, in Belarus and Ukraine, all derived from an Eastern Slavic noun meaning ‘birch tree’.
  • Russian : topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree, from Russian bereza ‘birch’ + the Russian possessive suffix -in.