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02-22-2013, 02:37 AM
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He was born in Canada and his heritage (his father) is Swedish.

Could go both ways.
Steen counts as a Swede, why does you people always claim him for Canadian? >: ( Lay your hands of him!1!

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02-22-2013, 02:41 AM
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The only players that I know is from Norwegian descent is Dustin Byfuglien, Paul Gaustad, Erik Gudbrandson, Travis Moen, Nick Bjugstad and Ryan Johansen.

Former players that I know is part Norwegian is Glenn Anderson, Brian Skrudland and Cliff Ronning.

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02-22-2013, 02:48 AM
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The only players that I know is from Norwegian descent is Dustin Byfuglien, Paul Gaustad, Erik Gudbrandson, Travis Moen, Nick Bjugstad and Ryan Johansen.

Former players that I know is part Norwegian is Glenn Anderson, Brian Skrudland and Cliff Ronning.
Add Isles prospect Aaron Ness to that list. I'm sure Brady Skjei must be of Norwegian descent too. Other possibles are Erik Christensen, Scott Clemmensen and Travis Erstad.
Although his surname isn't, Jack Skille is also Norwegian and that's why he chose to play in Norway during the lockout


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02-22-2013, 02:50 AM
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Matt Stajan is Slovenian. One of his grandfather still lives in Slovenia.

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02-22-2013, 02:51 AM
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German

Kesler
Kessel
Hamhuis
Eberle
Weiss
Schroeder
Schneider

I think Linden is Dutch. What about Bieksa? Sounds Slavic to me.

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02-22-2013, 03:07 AM
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Travis Zajac is Polish. The surname can also be Czech.
Actually, its more Slovak surname as a Czech or Polish. You can translate it to English as a "Rabbit".

Travis "The rabbit" Zajac. What a cool name.

btw. i heard, that Taylor Halls mam has a Slovakia descent. Also Scott Niedermayer had something to do with our country.

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02-22-2013, 03:36 AM
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i always thought all the british *son's came from scandinavia originally.
They did, they could also have legally changed their name for some reason lol, explaining all the africans with son names.

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02-22-2013, 04:12 AM
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Erik Christensen
I'm pretty sure Erik Christensen is of Danish origin, but it could be Norwegian.

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02-22-2013, 04:17 AM
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Hamhuis

I think Linden is Dutch. What about Bieksa? Sounds Slavic to me.
Hamhuis is a Dutch name as well, according to earlier threads. The people below tweet in Dutch.

https://twitter.com/Hamhuis
https://twitter.com/Anneliesje20

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From Ukraine.

Also almost all *chuk 's are from Ukraine.
Actually, Gretzky is a mix of Eastern European heritages: Ukrainian, Polish, and Belorussian. At least that's what I remember hearing from both Wayne and his father.

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Yeah, zajac is a Slovak word. The Czech version would be zajíc.

Does anyone know where Jacob Trouba's ancestors came from? His surname has two meanings in Czech: an oven, and also a moron.

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Actually, Gretzky is a mix of Eastern European heritages: Ukrainian, Polish, and Belorussian. At least that's what I remember hearing from both Wayne and his father.
On top of that, the word gretzky (grecki) means Greek in Polish.

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02-22-2013, 04:49 AM
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http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=zajac

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02-22-2013, 04:55 AM
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German

Kesler
Kessel
Hamhuis
Eberle
Weiss
Schroeder
Schneider

I think Linden is Dutch. What about Bieksa? Sounds Slavic to me.
Might be able to add Versteeg to that list, sounds either German or Dutch to me.

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Might be able to add Versteeg to that list, sounds either German or Dutch to me.
Dutch.

Weiss is german.
And Penner is german and means "bum".

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Might be able to add Versteeg to that list, sounds either German or Dutch to me.
Versteeg sounds very Dutch to me.

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Dutch.

Weiss is german.
And Penner is german and means "bum".
I think Weiss can be Austrain too, I got some relatives with Austrian heritage that are called Weiss.

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I think Weiss can be Austrain too, I got some relatives with Austrian heritage that are called Weiss.
I hope you aren't serious...

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Montoya:

Name Meaning Spanish: unexplained. This is a frequent name in Spain.
http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=montoya

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Rangers:
Pyatt --> France ("pye" = french syllable)
Stepan, Girardi, Del Zotto --> Italy
Staal, Kreider --> Germany ("Stahl" is "steel" in german, the "-er" ending is typical, "Kreide" means "chalk")
Callahan, McDonagh, Boyle --> Ireland
Mashinter --> Scotland?

that's all I've got.

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I think Linden is Dutch. What about Bieksa? Sounds Slavic to me.
Linden is Dutch. His grandfather moved to Canada from the Netherlands.

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Trevor Linden's grandfather, Nick van der Linden, emigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1929.
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What about Bieksa? Sounds Slavic to me.
Bieksa is Lithuanian on his father's side, but Italian on his mother's side.

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Bieksa was born in Grimsby, Ontario, on June 16, 1981, to Al Bieksa and Angela Lombardo.

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Bozak Name Meaning:

Croatian (from northern Croatia; Božak): derivative of the personal name Božo, a pet form of Božidar meaning ‘gift from God’.

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I think it's more interesting to try to find a name you definitely can't place or find a clear Heritage for. Niclas Grossman (is he and the name jewish/swedish or not) Jacob Josefsson (is he jewish/Swedish or not). Getzlaf, Strome and Sheldon Souray, other ex. of names Im not sure of where they come from.

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Staal, Kreider --> Germany ("Stahl" is "steel" in german, the "-er" ending is typical, "Kreide" means "chalk")
Staal sounds more like danish or something.

Sauer is german.
And Miller may be german, too (Müller).

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Lucic is Croatian/Serbian
No, his parents are only from Serbia.

The first thing after he received the Stanley Cup at home was to bring it to a serbian church.

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Name Meaning: Jewish (Ashkenazic): descriptive nickname for a large man (see Grossmann).

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