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Kalashnik Surname History

Kalashnik (Cyrillic: Калашник) is a surname of Ukrainian origin meaning "maker of kalaches". A man who made kalaches (a type of bread in Ukrainian culture) was called a kalachnik (калачник), which sometimes by sandhi effect became kalashnik (калашник), and such a man's descendants thus got the surname Kalachnik (Калачник) or Kalashnik (Калашник). When Ukrainians with this last name moved to Russia, their last name was often changed by the authorities into Kalashnikov (Калашников) (with the suffix -ов meaning "belonging to", "son of").


Its English-spelling derivations could include Kalashnik, Kalachnik, Kalashnyk, Kalachnyk, Kalačnik, Kalašnik, Kalasnik or Kolashnik, Kolachnik, Kolashnyk, Kolachnyk, Kolačnik, Kolašnik, Kolasnik.

Kalashnik is an old Ukrainian last name that means "maker of kalaches" or simply "baker".

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Kalashnik Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Ukraine Ukrainian

Kalashnik Meaning & Etymology

Literally "maker of kalaches". More generally "bread maker" or "baker".

Kalashnik Life Expectancy

According to our database of 4 people with the last name Kalashnik that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

86.5
years

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Famous People named Kalashnik

Aleksei Kalashnik — a Russian professional soccer player of Ukrainian descent.

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Most Common Kalashnik First Names

According to our database of 5 people with the last name Kalashnik that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Serhiy 20.0%
  • Ivan 20.0%
  • Sergey 20.0%
  • Mike 20.0%
  • Epestinia 20.0%

Kalashnik Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Kalashnik, Kalachnik, Kalashnyk, Kalachnyk, Kalačnik, Kalašnik, Kalasnik or Kolashnik, Kolachnik, Kolashnyk, Kolachnyk, Kolačnik, Kolašnik, Kolasnik.

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