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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish (Zagórski) : topographic name for someone who lived on the other side of a hill from the main settlement, from za ‘beyond’, ‘on the other side of’ + góra ‘hill’ (see Gorski) + the surname suffix -ski. Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from a place named Zagóra or Zagórze, named with this phrase.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name for someone from Zagorie in Belarus or Zhagory, now in Lithuania.

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