English to Latvian


Many people, who sailed to the Americas, over the years from other counties, changed their names. They wanted to fit in. They didn’t want to stand out or be seen as different. Some people simply used a translation, of their surname. We will be adding to this list, as time permits. Multiple pages contain the name translations that some of these people have used. The translation tables are setup as follows:

 

English Latvian
Bank Banka
Barber Frizieris
Beach Pludmale
Blacksmith Kalejs
Butcher Miesnieks
Carpenter Namdaris
Castle Pils
Champion Cempions
Cliff Klints
Cook Pavars
Cooper Mucinieks
Creek Griva
Cross Skersot
Deer Briedis
Drum Bungus
Duck Pile
Eagle Erglis
Emperor Imperators
End Beigas
Fair Godigi
Farmer Lauksaimnieks
Field Lauks
Fisher Zvejnieks
Flax Lini
Flower Zieds
Fortune Laime
Fox Lapsa
Friend Draugs
Gale Jautriba
Goat Kaza
Gold Zelts
Green Zals
Guard Sargs
Hail Krusa
Hawk Vanags
Herd Ganampulks
Hoe Kaplis
Hook Akis
Horn Rags
Hunter Mednieks
Iron Dzelzs
Judge Tiesnesis
Junior Juunakais
Knight Bruninieks
Lamb Jers
Law Likums
Leather Ada
Lion Lauva
Little Maz
Lord Kungs
Love Milestiba
Major Lielakais
Mason Murnieks
Mayor Mers
Minister Ministrs
Moon Meness
Mountain Kalns
North Uzziemeliem
Ox Versis
Painter Gleznotajs
Parson Macitajs
Pasture Ganibas
Peace Miers
Pebble Oli
Peer Analizet
People Cilveki
Pigeon Balodis
Pillar Pilars
Plow Arkls
Poet Dzejnieks
Pond Dikis
Pope Pavests
Printer Printeris
Queen Karaliene
Rain Lietus
Ransom Izpirkt
Reed Niedres
Regal Karalisks
Rice Risi
Rich Bagats
Ridge Greda
Road Road
Robber Laupitajs
Roman Romiesu
Sailor Jurnieks
Saint Svetais
Sculptor Telnieks
Seal Zimogs
Sheep Aita
Shepherd Gans
Ship Kugis
Shoemaker Kurpnieks
Shore Krasts
Singer Dziedatajs
Sparrow Zvirbulis
Spear Skeps
Steel Terauds
Stone Akmens
Sweep Slaucisana
Taylor Drebnieks
Teacher Skolotajs
Temple Templis
Tower Tornis
Town Pilseta
Treat Arstet
Valley Ieleja
Victor Uzcarerajs
Vine Vine
Virgin Jaunavas
Waiter Viesmilis
Weave Aust
Weaver Audeja
Wheeler Ratnieks
White Balts
Wood Koks
Young Jauns

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