Smirnov (surname)

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Smirnov (masculine) or Smirnova (feminine) is the most common surname in Russia.[1] Variants of transliteration: Smirnoff, Smirnow or Smyrnov. Smirnov (Смирно́в) is derived from an adjectival nickname smirnyy (смирный, in archaic form smirnoy смирной), that means "quiet, still, peaceful, gentle". This surname is shared by the following people:



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  1. ^ Балановская Е. В., Балановский О. П. (2007). Русский генофонд на Русской равнине (in Russian). Moscow. pp. 165–216. ISBN 978-5-87140-267-2.  See also the web version of the list.