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ⓘ Malashenko




                                     

ⓘ Malashenko

This surname is a moderately common Ukrainian name and was formed from the Hebrew name Malachi. After 988 A.D. - the year of The Baptism of Russia or The Christianization of Kievan Rus, every Slav, having been baptized, would undergo a ceremony, conducted by a priest, to receive a Christian name. Consequently, Church names became the basis of the formation of surnames.

Most likely, this name was formed in the 14th century. Originally on the "-enko" suffix means "son." However, later that meaning was lost, and the suffix "-enko" are left only in the names.

Regardless of how the name is spelled, pronounced the same for all alternatives: spellings with the letter "S" in the middle still pronounced as "sh", which corresponds to the Cyrillic "sh".