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Sticky: THE MEANING OF YOUR POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?   2   3   4   ...   132   133
3,974 - GAZDECKI: root-word gazda (highland farmer); Gazedcki (patronymic) would be his son. PIERZYNOWSKI: root-word pierzyna (featherbed, down-filled comforter; someone making or...

GenealogyPolonius3 - May 29, 2008
Polonius3
Feb 25, 2015
Sticky: Poland Genealogy Resources   2   3   4   5
124 - Merged: Polish births/deaths/marriage records? I'm curious to know when my two aunties died. They probably died in the 1990s....

GenealogyPatrycja19 - Nov 10, 2006
HelenaWojtczak
Jan 31, 2015
Sticky: All Future Polish Genealogy Researchers ***** Please Read before you start a thread   2
39 - What's the grandfather's name?

GenealogyPatrycja19 - Mar 7, 2012
Polonius3
Sep 29, 2014
Jan Kyć from Adamówka, Poland - Military Document Information
7 - The etymology does not refer to your grandfather's traits nor to many generations before him. This has to do with the...

Genealogysingingfalls - Feb 24, 2015
Polonius3
03:03pm
Looking for Family surname Staron
8 - STARGOŃ: This is unrelated to the oldness of Staroń. Here the rood-word is stragać (to tousle or tangle or muss up...

Genealogyejstaron - May 4, 2011
Polonius3
02:54pm
Last name History or help please: BREJ surname
17 - NIEŻYJE: (he/she) is not alive; origin uncertain, possibly originated as a nick given to someone born after his father had...

Genealogydbray6714 - Jun 14, 2012
Polonius3
09:49am
Does anyone know where the name Ciupa is derived from?
16 - WEINZWIEG: wine-twig, grapevine twig (German/Yiddish).

Genealogypierogi1 - Dec 10, 2010
Polonius3
Yesterday
Easy way to find out which Polish coat of arm/Clan you belong to.   2
34 - Looks like mine is Rawa, but the exact name of Kubisz isn't on the list of families associated with the clan....

GenealogyDavid_18 - Feb 15, 2009
ClergetKubisz
Yesterday
Military Archives are temporarily closed, is there some other way of getting information?
9 - Merged: Where can I find my Great-Grandfathers' military records? Hello everybody, a fair while ago I contacted the Central...

Genealogygjene - Feb 4, 2014
Szybkowski
Feb 24, 2015
How Polish am I? What is the correct formula?   2   3
65 - The case of the Native Americans and Alaska Natives is a little different because they are officially considered a race...

GenealogyThisPain - May 26, 2011
TheOther
Feb 23, 2015
Trying to find information on Polish Family (Czeslaw and Gwara Mocko)
3 - Thank you for replying, I'll try looking into those names!

GenealogyPink_Poppy - Feb 22, 2015
Pink_Poppy
Feb 22, 2015
Searching for maternal family Gurkowski / Gorkowski
7 - My information is from my own index of marriage and birth records in the parishes of Gojsk and Mochowo, transcribed from...

GenealogyvomLomza - Aug 15, 2014
jwdupon
Feb 21, 2015
DOBZYN, PLOCK ? Need more information
14 - I am currently indexing the Catholic birth records in the parish of Ligowo, which is about 40 km North of Pl~ock....

GenealogySoaringSoftly - Jul 14, 2011
jwdupon
Feb 21, 2015
Birth Place Assistance - Nowakowski
14 - Nowakowski is an extremely popular surname in Poland shared by some 50,000 people. According to a widely held rule of thumb...

Genealogyoncemore - Feb 18, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 19, 2015
WW2 Polish Immigrant - Sgt Florian Stanislaw Bilicki
5 - BILICKI: Ruthenianised version of Bielicki -- toponymic nick from Bielice; root-word is biel (Ukrainian bil) meaning white.

GenealogyR1268 - Jan 17, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 19, 2015
Szercman / Kutmer - information
2 - For Jewish genealogy questions check out the Jeiwsh Historical Institute (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny); phone: +48 22 827 9221.

Genealogyandersonplima - Feb 16, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 16, 2015
Genealogy of Lecrenski (or Leczenski) - grandmother Gazda
7 - LEWCZANIN: from Jewish Levi, hence Levite.

Genealogyoregonpolska - Feb 10, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 16, 2015
Jurczyk surname
7 - JURCZYK: originated as patronymic nick from Jura, Jury, Jurek (pet names from Jerzy = George). ŻUK: beetle; peasant surnames were...

GenealogyShashi73 - May 16, 2012
Polonius3
Feb 16, 2015
SURNAME:CZARNECKI
24 - Not really. The latter is a Lithuanian-Polish variant of the other. One person in a Czarnecki group on Facebook told...

Genealogydarren - Feb 23, 2008
Nickidewbear
Feb 14, 2015
Żeglicki genealogy
3 - ŻEGLICKI: Indeed, at first glance this name may seem derived from żeglować (to sail, navigate), but in actuality it is traceable...

GenealogyAleks72 - Jan 13, 2013
Polonius3
Feb 13, 2015
Stanley Klimek married Czernek/Czerniak
11 - Thank you for responding. I was already aware of the root meaning of my last name.

GenealogyKoach - Jan 31, 2007
lklimekl
Feb 12, 2015
Looking for Zarembski, Czarnecka, Kowalski surnames
2 - The surname Kowalski is very popular in Poland - you may refer to: ... Regarding the Czarnecki name, it...

Genealogyjgrunklee - Feb 11, 2015
Nathans
Feb 11, 2015
Family Search in Australia, Biruta Grantovska from Latvia
2 - It's likely the surname 'Grantovski' has subsequently changed to 'Grantowski' (w instead of v). The formal Polish version of the name...

Genealogypuffingbilly12 - Sep 26, 2010
Nathans
Feb 11, 2015
ORP Błyskawica Crew Records?   2
35 - Nie znam angielskigo ale mój dziadek Kazimierz Płoszaj pływał na ORP Błyskawica do lata 1939r. był celowniczym. W domu zachowało się...

GenealogyORP - Nov 17, 2008
jacek3332
Feb 10, 2015
Information on family of Agatha Bogus
3 - BOGU¦: pet form of Bogusław; pet or standard forms of first names evolved into surnames usually when only one person in...

GenealogyJessicaBerger - Feb 9, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 10, 2015
How to find a person in Poland?   2   3   4   ...   10   11
317 - If he posts that based in states he might be doing it legally.

GenealogyBeata - Aug 15, 2006
pigsy
Feb 10, 2015
Seeking information on Anton LANGER
4 - Thank you for your responses. Yes, I have done a lot of work on the Langers since I made the...

Genealogyewormuth - Feb 17, 2014
ewormuth
Feb 9, 2015
Salonija Veronika Schulejka/Szulejko 1889 - 1975 from Wilno
3 - SZULEJKO: Dialectal ("shishified") pronunciation of toponymic tag from Sulejko, Sulejów or Sulejewo or pet form of first name Sulimir.

GenealogyRMitro - Sep 29, 2012
Polonius3
Feb 9, 2015
Questions regarding my Polish father's call up into the Soviet Army in 1941
5 - This book contains part of great Lwów history, great and tragic. Maybe join the Russian Military Forum? It's...

GenealogyU198SQN305 - Feb 4, 2015
Looker
Feb 9, 2015
Kreklau and Kotlenga - Looking for relatives
3 - KREKLAU: most likely from dialectal verb krekać (the sound a duck, crow, capercaillie, etc. gives off). KOTLENGA/KOTLĘGA: from kociół (cookpot,...

Genealogywanttoknow you - Aug 9, 2013
Polonius3
Feb 9, 2015
Help needed researching the families Wawczak and Gdalak in Hłudno, Poland
3 - WAWCZAK: patronymic nick from Wawek, Wawko, Wawu¶ (pet forms of Wawrzyniec = Lawrence), hence translatable as Laurentson. GDALAK: form verb...

Genealogycrmckelvey - Mar 6, 2014
Polonius3
Feb 9, 2015
Michael Slotwinsky & Yuska Opleta - Galicia, Ukraine
3 - SŁOTWIŃSKI: toponymic tag from Słotwiny; probably from słota (wretched rainy weather), so perhaps translatable as Rainton, Drenchbury or Downpourville. OPLETA:...

GenealogyPLS14 - Jun 18, 2012
Polonius3
Feb 9, 2015
Berent, Jaroszewski - Looking for relatives in Mostowo in Mlawa County
6 - Don't count on it. It often comes out as complete nonsense. You are better off writing in English.

Genealogylyndapaz - Feb 7, 2015
DominicB
Feb 8, 2015
Why Polish aren't white??   2   3   4   ...   6   7
203 - Americans who think "white" only refers to "white Americans" are generally a couple tacos short of a combination plate. "White" refers...

GenealogyPennBoy - Feb 20, 2009
texas09
Feb 8, 2015
Jasiak, Jozwiak from Byczyn/Bychyn/Byczyna
9 - JASIAK: patronymic nick from Ja¶ (Johnny). JÓ¬WIAK: patronymic nick from Józwa, peasant version of first name Józef. NOTE:...

Genealogybbranch - Nov 30, 2014
Polonius3
Feb 7, 2015
Looking for Beschorner/Berszoner and Hoppe Relatives
2 - BESCHORNER: Probably from German/Yiddish verb bescheren (to shear, shave); possibly originated as a nick to indicate someone who had shaved of...

GenealogyCodyCosmo - Feb 6, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 7, 2015
Walerzak. Help needed Trying to trace my father's roots in Poland
2 - WALERZAK: originated as a patronymic nickname to indicate the son of Walery (Valerian).

GenealogyWalerzak - Feb 6, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 7, 2015
How did Leszek Miller get the surname Miller - is it a Polish name?
22 - My great grandfather's original name was Klusinsky but because of the jokes it was changed to Miller which was his wife's...

GenealogyPolskiej_Dumy - Oct 19, 2010
klusinsky
Feb 7, 2015
I am interested in tracing any of my Polish-Lithuanian relatives Sadowski
23 - SADOWSKI: nickname-tutrned-surname of toponymic origin traceable to any of multiple localities in Poland and throughout the former Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth such...

Genealogyfadows0773 - Jan 16, 2009
Polonius3
Feb 5, 2015
Zofia Lakomic, Tadeusz Ryba. Looking for my mothers relatives
3 - ŁAKOMIC/ŁAKOMIEC: from adj. łakomy (greedy, hungry; e.g. łakomy na słodycze = very fond of sweets) RYBA: Polish word for fish;...

GenealogyKaz Ryba - Jan 7, 2015
Polonius3
Feb 5, 2015
Whytick/Wityk - Looking for my past; also Bratasz/Dawidowicz
13 - WITYK: Probably originated as a hypocoristic (pet) form of the first name Witold, the Polonised version of the Lithuanian name Vitautas....

Genealogyawhytick - Dec 5, 2010
Polonius3
Feb 4, 2015
Felix Rawisinski from Lodz
3 - There are currently no Rawisińskis in Poland. Perhaps the name got misspelt. There is a surname Rawi¶, so Rawisiński (if...

GenealogyTomBella - Aug 27, 2012
Polonius3
Feb 3, 2015
Stanislaw (Jan) Czternastek & Bronislaw Wydrowski - searching info on Polish War Pilots   2
51 - Hello to everyone, I have now located a Nephew of (his Brothers Son) Stanislaw Czternastek,1916-1941, Polish Air Force & RAF Pilot,...

GenealogyBernie2 - Aug 26, 2013
PolishPilotinfo
Feb 3, 2015
Searching for descendants of Paulina Dobruszkiewicz and Jan Brzezicki
3 - Thank you Polonius3 ! I love information like that.

GenealogyPauline13 - Feb 2, 2015
Pauline13
Feb 2, 2015
How to find a burial site / records in Poland...   2
32 - Thank you, though I don't think that that's it. I remember that you could search for names, graves in kinds...

GenealogyJEE - Aug 3, 2011
Nickidewbear
Jan 31, 2015
Typical Polish Eye Color   2
38 - Not sure how I even ended up on this site.. but I must say... my mother and father both have clear...

Genealogygenecps - Jul 2, 2012
Melby
Jan 28, 2015
Finding father? (Marcus Ludovicus Constance Gommers)
2 - hope you can have good luck,maybe you can go some other form to have a try. Good luck

Genealogyjoyce - Jan 16, 2015
bigapp
Jan 27, 2015
Family name Morwitch (Anglicised)
9 - Some details for Sophia LAZARUS who married Henry MORWITCH 1864 in New Zealand : 1841 Household Members: Name Age...

GenealogyCpt. Moonlight - May 16, 2011
Jocelyn
Jan 27, 2015
Are Western Ukrainians mixed with Poles?
4 - And Polish are mixed with German, Russians, Ukrainans, Jews etc... Germans are mixed with Polish and French

GenealogyEnvyme - Feb 12, 2013
Rafal
Jan 27, 2015
Searching for family members of Janek W Nurek 1903-1993
2 - NUREK: diver or grebe (bird speiceis); possible topo nick for an inhabitant of Nur or Nurczyn.

Genealogypcs1968 - Jan 26, 2015
Polonius3
Jan 26, 2015
Turkiewicz Ancestors from Poland / Parobek
5 - Merged: turkiewicz We have located family from Grodek-Jagiellonskim, Lviv, Przemysl. We have many but many remain missing and we...

GenealogyJTess - Sep 14, 2014
mturk
Jan 26, 2015
What does the "von" in Polish (Kazubin) surnames mean/stand for?
4 - It's rarely a sign of nobility. Most of the time, it's simply an indicator describing where a person came...

Genealogyrikolla - Jan 24, 2015
TheOther
Jan 24, 2015
How can the surname Drzewiecki be both Jewish and Catholic?   2
34 - Only Americans make such a big fuss over their heritage (I'm not talking about genealogy here!), and they believe that the...

GenealogyLevanna - Jan 1, 2012
TheOther
Jan 24, 2015
Kosakiewicz family / Sochowski
27 - I posted some information a while ago on my knowledge of our "Sochowski" last name. If you, donmar, could post another...

Genealogyjoekosakiewicz - Mar 9, 2009
JMComer
Jan 23, 2015
How to legally change your name in Poland?
5 - Merged: Is it possible in Poland to change a name if its not Polish sounding? I am a Polish/USA...

GenealogyAlex2013nv - Jan 2, 2013
thesipguy
Jan 22, 2015
Aleksiewicz Surname - Looking for my ancestors
12 - my grandfather is Edward Aleksiewicz, was married to June, and he was from Poland.. I don't know much but would...

Genealogymissypresto - Feb 28, 2011
jaleksiewicz03
Jan 22, 2015
Wierzcholek family surname
13 - kind of odd in a way. my babcia's maiden name was Wieczorek. But my grandmother was born in Kropiwki, NE of...

Genealogymwieszcholek - Mar 18, 2010
gjene
Jan 21, 2015
The Name "Kasis"
7 - Thank you so much. It definitely is "Kasis", meanwhile. I double checked multiple records. Also, to anyone else, immigrants did...

GenealogyNickidewbear - Jan 19, 2015
Nickidewbear
Jan 20, 2015
Are Any Birth Records Kept from "Poland" in the 1800's
4 - That's one of the reasons why in genealogy, the nationality of your ancestors is much more important than their ethnicity....

GenealogyLisa236 - Jan 10, 2015
TheOther
Jan 19, 2015
Adopted from Poland; trying to find my biological parents   2
41 - Hello, I was born in Warsaw and then Adopted in 1964 by Americans. I have all of my papers,...

Genealogyedward22 - Dec 3, 2008
Scooby464
Jan 19, 2015


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