Doukhobor Names & Terms

What’s in a name? In genealogical research, names are the first clue to who individuals are and where they came from. Names also reveal cultural insights, settlement history and linguistic characteristics. This section will assist you in understanding Doukhobor names and naming practices, name origins, how and why the names of Doukhobor immigrants to Canada changed, and how to recognize Doukhobor names that appear in records.

Naming Practices

Personal Names

Surname Origins

Name Changes

Russian Terms