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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from Polish kraska ‘European roller’ (a species of bird of the crow family, noted for its fine feathers, also for its loud and persistent cry), hence (in Polish) a nickname for a garrulous person. As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a dyer, from Belorussian kraska ‘dye’.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from Belorussian and Ukrainian kraska, denoting a kind of flower.

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