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Origin of the name Hnatiw

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Origin of the name Hnatiw

Mason Hnatiw (View posts)
Posted: 6 Mar 2002 10:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hnatiw
Hi, My name is Mason Hnatiw, I am part of the Hnatiw family living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Recently, one of my relatives invested to get research done on the origin of the name Hnatiw. So here goes my interpretation....

Hnatiw is a name of Ukranian origin. The word "Hnat" derives from the greek word "Ignatius", meaning "fire" or "of fire". The name Hnatiw was used by followers of St. Ignatius of Antioch.
In traditional Russian, the name Hnatiw translates to "Ignatiw". The shield of Hnatiw is a field of red with a tree trunk with five roots, with three pine trees growing from the single trunk. Above the shield is a knight of sorts, holding the three pointed tree in one hand, with what looks to be a scroll or sword in the other.

Well that's it. I hope you are as proud of your heritage as I am!

-Mason Hnatiw
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mason Hnatiw 7 Mar 2002 5:47AM GMT 
leslie hnatiw 16 May 2002 6:43PM GMT 
Nadja Hnatiw 16 Jan 2003 7:05PM GMT 
Dwayne Hnatiw 4 Dec 2003 5:28AM GMT 
Nadja Hnatiw 4 Dec 2003 4:49PM GMT 
Paula 10 Apr 2006 2:17AM GMT 
littlehobbitf... 22 Jan 2008 5:57AM GMT 
tcycak 18 Jun 2008 8:37PM GMT 
Nadja Hnatiw 16 Jan 2003 7:11PM GMT 
Tim and Eric Hnatow 27 Jun 2003 3:12AM GMT 
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