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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
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:
Kalashnik Family Tree
Famous People named Kalashnik
Aleksei Kalashnik — a Russian professional soccer player of Ukrainian descent.
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.