Seeking the meaning of the surnames....MRNUSTIK & DLABAJ

Discussion in 'Looking for Ancestors' started by Smetana, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Smetana

    Smetana Member

    Would appreciate any information on the meaning of the surnames of MRNUSTIK and DLABAJ.
  2. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    Dlabaj probably comes from the verb dlabat, to pick, chisel, gouge, peck. Dlabaj would be the adjectival participle form, e.g. [one who is] chiseling.

    Mrnustik may come from mrně or mrňous. If so, a possible translation would be "little kid." Note the ending sounds more Slovak than Czech given the fact that it has a "u" rather than a "ou" in the stem.
  3. Smetana

    Smetana Member

    Thanks again for the information.

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