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Farkas : 1: Hungarian: from the old personal name Farkas derived from farkas ‘wolf’. It is also a nickname derived from the same word. The surname Farkas is also found in Romania and Slovakia (see also 2 below).2: Slovak Czech Serbian Croatian Slovenian and Rusyn (from Vojvodina in Serbia) (Farkaš): from a Slavicized form of Hungarian farkas ‘wolf’ used either as a nickname or a personal name; or in part an adaptation of the cognate Hungarian surname Farkas (see 1 above).3: Jewish (from Hungary): translation of the Yiddish personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’ or else an adoption of the Hungarian surname (see 1 above) as a Hungarian calque of the original surname Wolf.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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