Gornik Family History
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Gornik Name Meaning
Polish: occupational name from górnik ‘miner’. Polish: topographic name, an agent derivative of górny ‘upper part of a settlement’ (see Gorny). Slovenian: from gora ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, in any of several senses. It may be a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill; a habitational name from any of several places named with gora or the adjective gornji ‘upper’; or a feudal status name for the steward of a vineyard, from gora in the sense ‘hill planted with vines’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press