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Skulin Maternal family surname

Skulin Maternal family surname

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 4:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi. My maternal family name is Skulin. It is a Slovenian surname pronounced Shkulin. However, if I type this name into google it appears as a common name in scandinavia. What does SKULIN mean in Scandinavian? It seems to be from the Faroe Islands? I would love to know if there is some connection with my maternal ancestor of Slovenia and any scandanavian countries or whether this is just a co-incidence.

Regards from Viv Stepancic Evans (Australia)

Re: Skulin Maternal family surname

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 12:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry cannot find anything.

Janice

Ancestry Admin

Re: Skulin Maternal family surname

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 9:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Skúlin in Faroese means 'the school', skúli- being school and -n being the definite article. Some people have nicknames like í Skúlanum (in the school), which means that they probably had another surname, but since they were either relatives, servants or just residence of the local school, they'd get this nickname, since first names at the time were relatively few and very common.

Skúlin btw. is pronounced skew-lyn. (but don't add a y-sound before the ew in the first syllable).

Cheers, Johan Petur Dam
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