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Hello, my name is Trevor I am from America. According to my father my great-grandparents came to America from the Ukraine. My last name is Markiw, but I am having difficulty finding any other people with my same last name. Except a classical composer Victor Markiw.

Does anyone know the appropriate way to write "Markiw" in Ukrainian? МАРКЮ, would this be correct?

To fellow Ukrainians does Markiw look to you to be Ukrainian? I talked to a Ukrainian man years ago, and he told me did not understand or recognize my last name as being Ukrainian.

I am very confused and trying to find answers. Thank you very much, I appreciate any feedback and answers.

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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it's probably Марків (and yes that looks quite Ukrainian to me)

but Markiw doesn't look Ukrainian because usually w isn't used in English transliteration of Ukrainian

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevoStuden

This is very interesting to me. I understand this is a personal question, and feel no obligation to respond. Would you consider it possible my grandparents changed the last name to better compromise the english language? or maybe under advice from americans to change last name.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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well it's possible ofc but I don't think Markiw looks any more English than Markiv

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Garry_S
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Markiv is a rather common last name in Ukraine. In Ukraine, there are several villages with the name of Markivka, in which many inhabitants carry this last name.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Willow-Twig
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I have never heard this last name (I am native), but in internet are many references. Here is one of them: ttps://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Марків_Віталій_Михайлович

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevoStuden

Thank you I am familiar with this man. Is he admired by Ukrainian people?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gtc2015
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Прізвище "Марків" є звичайним, воно утворилось від імені "Марко"
https://uk.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Українські_прізвища

1 month ago
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