Mirkin Family History
Mirkin Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mirke a pet form of the Biblical Hebrew name Miryam which is of uncertain etymology perhaps from a word meaning ‘wished-for child’ from an Egyptian root mrj with the addition of the Hebrew feminine diminutive suffix -am (compare Maria ). The surname is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022