Posted By:Hania
Subject:Re: Surname origin - Litus and Gil
Post Date:February 04, 2013 at 10:38:39
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Forum:Ukraine Genealogy Forum
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Hello Ernie. Happy New Year!

Today there are appx 1,200 people that carry the surname, Litus = Лiтус/Литус living in Ukraine. It is a toponym type surname. Origin was likely place name Lithuania.
After the Union of Lublin in 1569 and the formation of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth***, what is Ukraine today fell under Polish administration, becoming part of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland. The period immediately following the creation of the Commonwealth saw a huge revitalization of colonization efforts. Poles and Lithuanians arrived in substantial numbers and quickly became mixed with the local population.

PS> Have no time to look into Gil today, but will tomorrow.