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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish, Czech, and Slovak (Koník) : from koník ‘pony’ (a diminutive of Polish koń, Czech kůň ‘horse’), a nickname for someone thought to resemble a pony in some way, for example in short stature or docile temperament.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Koenig.
  • Dutch : variant of Koning.

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