How the surname Lombergar came about

How the surname Lombergar came about

On Fridays, Gorenjski glas publishes a new column entitled Gorenjski priimki. It is prepared by history professor Tino Mamić, author of the book Surname, their origin and meaning. So far, the surnames Naglič, Nagel, Starman, Gerjolj, Grjol and Gerjol have been described. This time it's the turn of the surname Lombergar.

In Slovenia, the surname Lombergar is one of the oldest, as it can be found in the Middle Ages. The folk romance Pegam and Lambergar was created on the basis of events in the 15th century during the battles for the heritage of the Counts of Celje. Despite its German root and German suffix, the surname Lombergar is an endemic Gorenjska surname.

Gorenjski glas began to be published in 1947. It has a picture of Gorenjska, Slovene haste next to its name, which is also connected with the first described surname. The director and editor-in-chief is Marija Volčjak. The company Gorenjski glas also has its own printing house in Kranj, which is considered to be of high quality, has its own portal Gorenjskiglas.si, and also publishes a number of local newspapers. The voice comes out in Kranj on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is the most important Gorenjska newspaper, with a circulation of 19.000 copies and a readership of 65.000 readers. The newspaper is on sale in newspaper stores, and the price of a copy is 1,85 euros.

“Surnames are our identity. Each surname has its own story, just as each genus has its own story. Finding the roots is important, because it also raises self-confidence, ”says the author of the column.

More about his book can also be found in the TV show: KLIK

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Marina Bratina

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