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    Is my name russian?

    my last name is hartman. i think it sounds more german then russian, but some people have told me that it is a russian name. can someone please clarify this for me?

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    No. Your name is not Russian.

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    thats what I told the guy, i said it was german and hes like "no dude, your russian" but im gonna believe, this being a russian forum

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    yea it's german. there's a guy named Гофман "Hoffman" and hes german.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Re: Is my name russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by american_patriot23
    my last name is hartman. i think it sounds more german then russian, but some people have told me that it is a russian name. can someone please clarify this for me?
    Your name is clearly German.
    The contemporay meaning of "hart" ist "hard". But a few centuries ago, when most German names evolved the sense of this word was more like "mighty" or "powerful".
    The meaning of "man" should be obvious.

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    Re: Is my name russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Старик
    The meaning of "man" should be obvious.
    He's American....
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    that name is far from being slavic.
    "durrrr......is Williams a chinese name?"

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    lol
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    thanks for the help, i kenw i was right about the name. but my name only has 1 n in it some names (hartmann) have to n's, what does that mean?

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    Well, Hartman can actually be a Russian name. Russian in the sense of coming from Russia. We have people with surnames like Bohl, Feuerstein, etc. They aren't ethnic Russians, though. Think about them Volga Germans.
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    yeah, so its not a russian name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by american_patriot23
    thanks for the help, i kenw i was right about the name. but my name only has 1 n in it some names (hartmann) have to n's, what does that mean?
    It means back in the day when your ancestors were getting off the boat somebody spelt their name wrong.

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    Don't listen to them...

    It's german for sure, because "Mann" is the german word for "Man".
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    It's german for sure, because "Mann" is the german word for "Man".
    Так и есть!

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    On the other hand your Hartman may well be a corruption of Haritonov. So yes, it is Russian. I'm now 100% convinced that your name is Russian. Yep, Russian it is. I mean, what else?
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    lol, stop confusing him.

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    Hartman can also be a Dutch name! If it was german it would be hartmaNN. But I really don't think it's a russian name,...doesn't sound like it anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvie
    But I really don't think it's a russian name,...doesn't sound like it anyway
    Well, it sounds Russian enough to my native Russian ears. Not a typical Russian name, though.
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    Hartman is as "Russian" as Bernstein... It could be either Jewish (in Yiddish "Man" has one "N") or German (from Volga Deutsche).
    It also can be a German Hartman with one "N", cause the second "N" from MANN could be lost with the time, or some officials once have made a mistake. I lived in Germany for some time... there are a lot of MAN's with on N.

    an... Russian name is always ending on -ev or -ov, as son of....

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    an... Russian name is always ending on -ev or -ov, as son of....
    Interesting statement. Are you saying that you can
    blame Canada

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