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Sticky: THE MEANING OF YOUR POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?   2   3   4   ...   125   126
3,778 - Yes, the Kieżgajło version is the most abundant historically. But as far as I could find, no-one uses it nor...

GenealogyPolonius3 - 29 May 2008
Polonius3
2 Sep 2015
Sticky: Poland Genealogy Resources   2   3   4
109 - Merged: Genealogy - Poland - Galicia - Rzeszow - Mielec I have a lot of data on...

GenealogyPatrycja19 - 10 Nov 2006
galicia_poland
10 Jun 2015
Sticky: All Future Polish Genealogy Researchers: Please Read before you start a thread   2
42 - Please contact me on PM.

GenealogyPatrycja19 - 7 Mar 2012
Polonius3
4 Jun 2015
Polish equivalent of "Jessie"?
27 - Czesława/Czesia > Jessie - sounds plausible. I've also heard Jesse used for Zdzisław. It's often the case of finding...

Genealogytiamatgreen - 16 Jun 2010
Polonius3
2 Sep 2015
Does anyone have any relatives who served with 1st Polish Armoured Division (Gen. Maczek)   2   3   4   ...   8   9
253 - My father Karol Palarczyk (2nd Lieutenant) was at Lvov University and was called up to the cavalry around Stry in the...

GenealogyPeter - 31 Mar 2007
TonyP
31 Aug 2015
Are the origins of Bernatowicz French?
15 - My mother's name was Bernat. Her parents were Polish and she lived in Poland (Austrian portion) for several years as a...

Genealogyfbernatowicz - 14 Jul 2015
Dragoman1
31 Aug 2015
Do I look Polish? (my picture)   2   3   4   5
150 - I seem to have a mixed face, my father had blonde hair and blue eyes, my mother black hair and brown...

GenealogyTheJunglist - 16 Jul 2012
ryouga
30 Aug 2015
Easy way to find out which Polish coat of arm/Clan you belong to.   2
44 - We have members of our family that spell it Seroski- possibly could have been Serocki and got changed when they moved...

GenealogyDavid_18 - 15 Feb 2009
Petra
29 Aug 2015
How do you find relatives in Poland?   2   3
89 - Ku¬i±k

GenealogyGuest - 16 Jun 2006
Kusiak
29 Aug 2015
Slavs are descendants of Sarmatians?   2   3   4   5
125 - Merged: If Spartans were Sarmatians, should we consider them to be kin to modern day Poles? Scythian and Spartan...

GenealogyOgien - 1 Feb 2011
Crow
28 Aug 2015
Common surnames in Poland NOT of Polish origin ?   2
52 - Merged: Polish surnames of foreign origin? Hi! I'd like to open a thread where everyone can contribute on Polish...

GenealogySlavicaleks - 11 Jul 2012
Werdel
27 Aug 2015
Tracing my Polish ancestors? My fathers Polish surname is Daj
12 - DUREJKO: root probably Old Polish dur (madness) which gave rise to such words as dureń (fool), durny (foolish) and durować...

Genealogygrenadier75 - 8 Sep 2010
Polonius3
27 Aug 2015
Krupski name
30 - The name is Slavic. Lenin's wife was Krupskaya. It could be nay of those you metnioned, expect indigenously German. The...

Genealogyelkrupski - 7 Jan 2010
Polonius3
23 Aug 2015
JARENTOWSKI
11 - I don't know where my family was from. All I know for sure is that my Grandfather was frank, he...

Genealogycarolonpark1 - 26 Oct 2012
carolonpark
23 Aug 2015
Looking for Kulczycki family from Turza Slaska, Poland
12 - HELLO Peter! It is an interesting coincidence that Ive found this place. you have attracted me couse of your first name...

Genealogypeterkulczycki - 29 Mar 2012
MarcinKulczycky
22 Aug 2015
Polish military records 1920 to 1925 in today's Belarus
3 - Edit: I found some info about Szorkinie - Nowogródek province, Lida district, rural municipality of Ostryna wikimapia.org/16621795/pl/Szorkinie and Shchuchyn /...

GenealogyShorky09 - 22 Aug 2015
Looker
22 Aug 2015
Is there a list of names of who was in Poland's Anders army?
13 - Hi there I know my father served with the Anders Army following liberation from a German forced labour camp...

Genealogytessapilipczuk - 20 Jan 2007
Ty
21 Aug 2015
Wychowski / Yorrick - Searching for my father
3 - I think Jarek, Jorek, Jurek might be his first name, yeah. I was born in January of 1982, which means he...

GenealogyArcherAU - 19 Aug 2015
ArcherAU
21 Aug 2015
Szymon (simon) Moshe Apfelbaum: Searching for Family in Tarnow
6 - I am looking for survived Jews from (at) Zwiernik (Poland, county Debica). Wladyslaw Chaim wchaim@redemptor.pl

GenealogyApfelbaum - 19 Oct 2010
wlacha
20 Aug 2015
I have Jewish DNA, but only know of Polish ancestry .   2   3   4
96 - This thread lacks in many areas, with some truths mixed in by accident religion is not bloodline (type DNA)...

Genealogychessy - 5 May 2012
50%polish
20 Aug 2015
Looking for my Polish family of Jozef Zdrojewski
6 - Hello! I want to find Zdrojewski too) Jan Zdrojewski (18??-18??) has son - Wladislaw Zdrojewski lived in Russia and...

GenealogyFirehawk - 8 Jun 2014
ArinaPonomareva
18 Aug 2015
Last Name Information - Lewandowski
15 - Try contacting the Polish Red Cross Tracing Service: tracing.service@pck.org.pl; tel. 48 22 628 4348.

Genealogytrlew7 - 27 Nov 2008
Polonius3
18 Aug 2015
Are Polish birth records available on the Internet?   2
40 - could you help me find my polish cousins on my grandfather and grandmothers side.My polish grandfather was a judge in 1939...

GenealogyDebianco - 30 Sep 2007
chantalsalzmann
17 Aug 2015
Lublin - Looking for Klepacki - Klepadlo - Klepackzi - Blaschik - etc Ancestors
18 - Are you at all related to Josephine Blaszczyk Spouse: Stanley (Stanislaus) Grabarz (Poland, 1905-1997 Connecticut), and sons: Alfred and Joseph Grabarz?...

GenealogyNannerlh60 - 29 Mar 2012
grabarz1
14 Aug 2015
Requesting images of marriage records - Redman surname
2 - From what I can tell on this webpage ... you will have to ask for information from the Pelpin...

Genealogyjtoml3 - 13 Aug 2015
sunbreak
14 Aug 2015
Polish Romani (gypsy) surnames
22 - JARENTOWSKI: root-word Jeremiasz = (the prophet) Jeremiah; probably originated as a toponymic nick from Jarantów nad Jarantowice in Wielkopolska. The...

Genealogylecount1973 - 31 Oct 2009
Polonius3
12 Aug 2015
Banaszak - help contacting possible relatives in Poland
10 - kikikiki thanks for the suggestion. I was hoping to possibly get in touch with someone that may live in a...

Genealogyshoorty777 - 29 Jun 2015
shoorty777
10 Aug 2015
"Krasseminsk"? Does a town like this exist in Poland?
2 - For me Krasienin may be a good guess, Krassenin seems like Russianized version of this name, Krasseminsk too. Maybe you have...

GenealogyHelenaWojtczak - 6 Aug 2015
Looker
8 Aug 2015
WHERE IS JNEJANOW in Poland?
12 - have you tried using the Google map

GenealogyHelenaWojtczak - 4 Aug 2015
drdre815
8 Aug 2015
How can I trace my family Giesbrecht/Goertz from Teodorowo/Czarne without Ellis Island manifest?
3 - Please contact me with doris.stienen@gmx.de. My ancestors (especially Krause, Bilitz) are from the Lipno parish, my cousins even born in Teodorowo....

Genealogyjillbripalko - 18 May 2014
DorisSt
7 Aug 2015
Wojtczak family from Poland - Need translation genealogy docs please
30 - Thanks, Looker. It's so frustrating that some documents are online but not others. I can't find most of the crucial...

GenealogyHelenaWojtczak - 27 Jul 2015
HelenaWojtczak
6 Aug 2015
Going to Poland to make a genealogy trip
5 - Merged: Making another genealogy trip to Poland - visiting Golcowa, Krzemienica, Nowy Targ and Babice Looking for local genealogy...

GenealogyMichalinaMaj - 23 Jun 2013
jpgach
5 Aug 2015
ROMANOWSKI HISTORY
14 - You must mean 1869. ROMANOWSKI: a popular Polish surname most likely traceable to any of several dozen localities called Romanowo,...

GenealogyBARBARA NEGRI - 25 Jan 2011
Polonius3
4 Aug 2015
OLD POLISH CHURCHES (Catholic Church in Krostkowo in 1875)
4 - Hello, Can you tell us anything about this church in Krostkowo. Does it still exist? Is it still an active parish?...

Genealogycarolonpark - 3 May 2013
Grochowski_M
2 Aug 2015
Katyn/Starobielsk family survivors in Oz?
12 - to the mod watching this, I was able to find the site again despite the mix up in the previous posting....

GenealogyTatiana - 16 Feb 2009
gjene
2 Aug 2015
Do you think all Slavs are white?   2   3   4   5   6
169 - Merged: Are all Slavs genetically related? Do all slavs descend from 1 common ancestrial group off people , i...

Genealogyslavia - 13 Dec 2010
Zamroz
2 Aug 2015
Tristyn - Polish version of my Celtic name?
7 - Tycjan is a male name that is a diminutive form of the name Titus, of Ancient Roman, and probably pre-Roman...

GenealogyTristyn - 30 Jul 2015
DominicB
1 Aug 2015
Unanswered Polish names requests - anyone have information on the following?
20 - Of course this is highly speculative, but it may go back to the Old High German root "wig" which had to...

GenealogyPolskaDoll - 7 Mar 2010
Polonius3
30 Jul 2015
How many Poles have Scottish ancestry?
4 - There's a facebook page dedicated to this if you're on facebook, facebook.com/ScotlandPoland

GenealogyGuto - 29 Jul 2015
4gtpsword
29 Jul 2015
How to find a person in Poland?   2   3   4   ...   10   11
314 - If such person is using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or some online dating sites, then you may try the NameTag (nametag.ws) -...

GenealogyBeata - 15 Aug 2006
Looker
29 Jul 2015
Trying to find information on my great grandfather (Antoni)
5 - The research I have done suggest with a couple variations it is a common type of name. Even though at...

GenealogyHRV - 27 Jul 2015
HRV
27 Jul 2015
Jan Kyć from Adamówka, Poland - Military Document Information
14 - Dear Sta¶ I recognized the picture of my great grandfather Jan and another picture of my grandfather Kazimierz. Kazimierz...

Genealogysingingfalls - 24 Feb 2015
Guest
25 Jul 2015
I don't know what my Polish birth name was as we were never given spelling
9 - 'czyk' is more Polish however the borders have been fluid and people moved. This means that 'czek' and 'czuk' are also...

Genealogyryouga - 22 Jul 2015
jon357
22 Jul 2015
Gleesau apud Posen, Polonia Silesia   2
42 - Ok, just wanted to thank everyone for the discussion it was enlightening. Particularly interesting as I was recently doing another...

GenealogyBobocra - 19 Jul 2015
Bobocra
22 Jul 2015
I am of Polish descent (i am something called kashoop). Kaszub, Kashubian?
17 - The original Polish spelling was probably Zieleniecki. The root-word is "ziel-" which can refer to herbs or the colour green....

Genealogydaveschawitsch - 2 May 2012
Polonius3
22 Jul 2015
LINDNER - Researching Polish ancestors in Curitiba (Brazil)
2 - I don't know if Lindner is a popular surname in Brasil, but I see quite a few people with this name...

GenealogyMonicaL. - 21 Jul 2015
Looker
21 Jul 2015
Huminsky last name - I would appreciate any info
9 - CHUMIŃSKI: Polonised version of Eastern Huminskiy, from Eastern Orhtodox igumen/ihumen - the head of a monastery; equivalent of Catholic prior;...

GenealogyNathan - 9 Sep 2010
Polonius3
21 Jul 2015
Prussian town/ village named for a General (Czischki?)
8 - Thanks for the help though, Im running the example names with my mother to see if any ring a bell, she...

GenealogyCrystal52 - 20 Jul 2015
Crystal52
21 Jul 2015
Nailing Marriage Documents To Doors In Augustów, Poland?
5 - Okay. Thank you for the info. Incidentally, now I wonder how my family left the Pale and were able to get...

GenealogyNickidewbear - 16 Jul 2015
Nickidewbear
18 Jul 2015
Kosakiewicz family / Sochowski
27 - Witam, nazywam sie Katarzyna Sochowska, moj dziadek to Jan Sochowski mieszkal w Stezycy Nadwieprzanskiej w Polsce. Z moja babcia ozenil sie...

Genealogyjoekosakiewicz - 9 Mar 2009
K. Sochowska
18 Jul 2015
My grandmother's last name was Krolik, is this name Jewish?   2   3
64 - KRÓLIK: Polish for rabbit; pronounced KROO-leek); could have been a name used by Polish Jews, since any Polish name can...

GenealogyMarina1989 - 19 Feb 2014
Polonius3
17 Jul 2015
Looking for people with the surname Legacki
5 - LEGACKI: adjective from legat (legate, envoy); probably a patronymic nick identifying the envoy's son. For more info please contact me....

Genealogyalaskan - 18 Apr 2013
Polonius3
16 Jul 2015
Rybinski surname; Seeking my Polish father 26 years later - from New Zealand
9 - I wrote to you. I believe you can reply.

Genealogynewzealandgirl - 15 Jul 2015
Polsyr
15 Jul 2015
Manko, Federowicz, Baszczek, Zatwarnicka. Family history mystery.
30 - Helena and Stanislawa Federowicz (Helen and Stanley Fredericks) are my paternal grandparents. I did not think there were any of the...

GenealogyTrevor - 30 Dec 2009
Glassangel
14 Jul 2015
Seeking relatives of Klepadlo family, originally from Brzeniny, Poland
7 - My name is grace arbuiso/maiden name grazyna supinski. I am your father's les first cousin. Your grandmother Anna was my father's...

Genealogyneferterit1 - 8 Sep 2012
supinski
13 Jul 2015
Wojcik, Zielinski, Markiewicz - meaning of symbols found in surname crests/coat of arms
10 - You should look up Countess Markiewicz the Irish patriot, you might find it interesting. Her name was Constance Gore-Booth, she was...

Genealogybjmahan - 18 Feb 2013
Atch
12 Jul 2015
Do I have any Polish physical traits?   2
36 - @Nathans Let me spell it out for you. I found it offensive that by "Polish trait," from all the possible...

GenealogyMark Layhee - 2 Jul 2015
Y12$
11 Jul 2015
Polish Gypsy Roots & Roma ancestors in their families   2   3   4   5   6
174 - Hi i am Australian born Prussian/( German community town in Prussia ) decent on my great grandpa ( Ompa ) &...

GenealogyGuest - 3 Jun 2006
Sandi Mac
10 Jul 2015
Michael Slotwinsky & Yuska Opleta - Galicia, Ukraine
4 - Rudolph Slotwinski is my grandfather. His parents came to the United States from Poland in 1913.

GenealogyPLS14 - 18 Jun 2012
Slotwinski
7 Jul 2015
Bensch, Zingel - Long lost German/Polish relatives
2 - When looking for ancestors in former German territories, always use the German place names for research before WW2. ...

Genealogyallieeritter - 7 Jul 2015
TheOther
7 Jul 2015


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