Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Today marks 200 years since Tzar Alexander I signed the Livonian Peasant Law, which released Estonians from serfdom and enabled them to have surnames

Fred Puss from the Estonian Biographical Centre speaks with ETV about the history behind Estonian surnames. He discusses the common names found in Estonia and also some of the strange ones.

To watch the interview (in Estonian) please click here:
200 aastat perenimede panekust: nime võis saada kurjalt mõisnikult, aga ka atlasest