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Sticky: THE MEANING OF YOUR POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?   2   3   4   ...   121   122
3,649 - KOŃCZYK: Probably originated as a hypocoristic (pet) form of the Germanic-derived first name Konrad. It could have also functioned as a...

GenealogyPolonius3 - 29 May 2008
Polonius3
26 May 2015
Sticky: Poland Genealogy Resources   2   3   4
108 - What are the implications? Will they increase the volume of spam sent to your email account, zap you with a...

GenealogyPatrycja19 - 10 Nov 2006
Polonius3
9 May 2015
Sticky: All Future Polish Genealogy Researchers ***** Please Read before you start a thread   2
41 - Merged: Thanks Polonius Thanks for the information Polonius, especially that about the Szymczaks. Now if I could only...

GenealogyPatrycja19 - 7 Mar 2012
mimm746
12 Apr 2015
Looking Into The Surname Bednarczuk: Ukrainian, Polish, Ruthenian, Belarusian, etc?
21 - The -czuk of Kowalczuk as you know is Ruthenian, Turczyn is an Old Polish (and probably also Ukrainian) word for Turk...

GenealogyToddOPD - 9 Feb 2011
Polonius3
11:07
Duda Family
18 - Duda in Ukrainian means "pipe, fife" and in Cyrillic letters it is written as "дуда", and there is a saying in...

GenealogyRudy5 - 6 Jun 2012
Vlad1234
Yesterday
Adopted from Poland; trying to find my biological parents   2
58 - I'd suggest you contact the orphanage for starters. If they will not supply the information, you could engage an adoption lawyer...

Genealogyedward22 - 3 Dec 2008
Polonius3
26 May 2015
Searching for Kazimierz Wojcik
NEW - Looking for Kazimierz Wojcik, DOB 27/07/30. He is my Dad's wife's father. Married Mavis Gersbach in Orange in 1951, they...

Genealogysarahparish - 24 May 2015
Angela Merkel is partially Polish. Her family name could be Kaźmierczak
4 - Well,it's Crow man. Only he understands what is he talking about. German nation doesn't exist, the poles are his brothers...

GenealogyVlad1234 - 22 May 2015
nope
23 May 2015
In Search of My Heritage, names include - LEPIARCZYK, KANIA, SZYMURA, JAGIEŁKA
8 - I am pleased to have recently received a copy of the original death record of my second-great-grandmother who died in 1895...

Genealogysir_erwin - 16 Oct 2009
sir_erwin
22 May 2015
Slavs are descendants of Sarmatians?   2   3
86 - If believe to this map, Sarmatians lived side to side with Balto-Slavs. Later they had been displaced be Germanic Goths tribes....

GenealogyOgien - 1 Feb 2011
Vlad1234
21 May 2015
Easy way to find out which Polish coat of arm/Clan you belong to.   2
41 - Thirty different noble lines including Ciołek, Dąbrowa, Dołęga, Grzymała, Jastrzębiec, Junosza, Łabędź, Pobóg, Prus I, Prus III, Rawicz Sulima and Topór....

GenealogyDavid_18 - 15 Feb 2009
Polonius3
21 May 2015
Half polish half persian? I can't possibly be alone in the whole world with this mix?   2
32 - Hi, I'm a first generation Australian and I'm half Persian and half polish and I've been to both country's. To answer...

GenealogyBelle - 10 Feb 2013
Danny16
17 May 2015
Polish Gypsy Seliga (Szeliga) and Bunk (Bak) ...Need opinions
29 - hi first of all sorry for my broken English ! this name it comes from 9 century and the...

Genealogyscottyg354 - 10 Jul 2013
silesia
15 May 2015
Descendants of Jan Szczepanik (the Polish Edison) of Tarnow
2 - SZCZEPANIK: hypocoristic (pet) form of Szczepan, one of two versions of Stephen in Polish, the other being Stefan. It could have...

Genealogyaspg15 - 12 May 2015
Polonius3
13 May 2015
Felix Rawisinski from Lodz
4 - Thank you for your responses. The Feliks Rawisinski on the listakrzystka is definitely my husband's grandfather. I will see if I...

GenealogyTomBella - 27 Aug 2012
TomBella
12 May 2015
Suminska surname. Is my Polish Grandmother a Jew?
9 - Quite popular before the war in Bialystok, especially among Jewish people who converted. Or for that matter with one...

Genealogykujawa4sure - 9 May 2015
jon357
10 May 2015
Ancestry: Looking for relatives Bartochevicz, Klacskiewicz, from Rudnia, Poland
13 - BARTOSZEWICZ: patronymic nickname-turned-surname meaning "son of Bartosz" (Eng. Bartson); numerous coats of arms including an own-name one. KLACZKIEWICZ: patronymic nickname-turned-surname...

GenealogyCountess - 26 Aug 2012
Polonius3
9 May 2015
Paluch family from south Poland near the Czech frontier
23 - PALUCH: This is the augmentative form of the Polish word palec (finger). This is the exact opposite of a diminutive, because...

GenealogyJola - 3 Dec 2006
Polonius3
8 May 2015
herb. Rawicz / Rawa and herb. Dolega
9 - RAWA (aka RAWICZ): A rather fantastic medieval legend surrounds the Rawa coat of arms. It goes back to a deceased...

Genealogythenewsreader - 4 Apr 2015
Polonius3
8 May 2015
Szybkowski / Szypkowski family information
7 - Merged: Szybkowski / Szypkowski Hello I am new to forum and looking for lost family of Szybkowski from...

GenealogySzybkowski - 3 Nov 2013
Bonzo111
7 May 2015
Why Polish aren't white??   2   3   4   ...   7   8
216 - Ok, HarriHasAbf - here's the official British line. The National Statistics Office of the UK states : 'Is a...

GenealogyPennBoy - 20 Feb 2009
Atch
6 May 2015
Looking For Zbyszek Olszewski and Jania Jagodzinska
3 - OLSZEWSKI: root-word olsza (alder, tree species); topo tag from Olsza, Olszewo or similar (English: Alderwood, Alderville, Alderton). JAGODIŃSKI: root-word jagoda...

Genealogykatsachatter - 3 May 2015
Polonius3
6 May 2015
Looking for Wieslaw Zawadzki, son of Henryk Zawadzki and Genowefa Zawadzka (nee Dolatowska)
4 - ZAWAZDKI: root-word zawada (impediment, obstacle, hindrance); probably originated as a toponymic tag for an inhabitant of Zawada. DOLATOWSKI: Possibly from...

GenealogyHrvatwithapolak - 5 May 2015
Polonius3
6 May 2015
Are Silesians people German/Germanic?   2   3   4
103 - When crisis in Silesia escalate and when Germany mistake and push things little bit more, Poles and Serbians would fight side...

GenealogySlavicaleks - 7 Jul 2012
Crow
5 May 2015
Vintage Photos of Polish ancestors   2   3   4   5
133 - KURPIEWSKI: Regional tag originated to identify an inhabitant of NE Poland's Kurpie ethnographic area between Mazowsze and Podlasie; two noble lines....

GenealogyPatrycja19 - 31 Jul 2007
Polonius3
4 May 2015
Why are some Polish people dark complected, and others very light   2   3   4   ...   12   13
372 - Same, same. Any diversity between physical features (and this includes skin tone) whether among people in Poland or the wider population...

GenealogyMyatska - 25 Feb 2007
jon357
4 May 2015
Despirate to find records of Polish POW held in Stalag XI-A from 1939-1945
2 - Here's some information about Stalag XI-A: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_XI-A Couldn't find any prisoner lists online though.

Genealogypleasehelp - 3 May 2015
TheOther
3 May 2015
Kumiszcza & Gryskewicz names (Wilno & Paluzy places)
2 - KUMISZCZA: Belarusian word for godfather; Polish equivalent is kum or kumoter. GRYSZKIEIWCZ or GRYŚKIEWICZ: Patronymic derived from Grysz or Gryś...

GenealogyJoeMaine - 30 Apr 2015
Polonius3
1 May 2015
Is your line of the Polish family noble?   2   3
68 - NOWICKI: Root-word nowy (new); most likely originated as a toponymic tag to identify an inhabitant of Nowica (Newton, Newbury). In...

GenealogyPolonius3 - 5 Jun 2010
Polonius3
1 May 2015
Trying to find Jasienczyk Krajewski family coat of arms or crest
5 - Yes, Jasieńczyk was the coat of arms used by one gentry line of the Krajewski family. There were eight others...

Genealogymartin_jk - 31 Jan 2010
Polonius3
30 Apr 2015
Family name: Mucha
19 - MUCHA: Poilish word dor fly (way back apparnetly adopted from the Romance languages). The names of insects (Komar, Robak, Pająk --...

Genealogyrusse - 24 Jun 2010
Polonius3
29 Apr 2015
How can the surname Drzewiecki be both Jewish and Catholic?   2
37 - To R.U.R goy is the Hebrew word for nation plural goyim means nations as in nations of the world it is...

GenealogyLevanna - 1 Jan 2012
Kurzer5
28 Apr 2015
Help in finding ancestry - Hermanowski/Czajkowski
2 - HERMANOWSKI: originated as toponymic tag to identify an inhabiatnat of Hermanów or Hermanowo; 4 different coats of arms; check out:...

Genealogydhermano1002 - 22 Apr 2015
Polonius3
26 Apr 2015
Szcziglak - Siglock Help
17 - If you are still looking for more information please let me know. I have some information. My grandfather was George Szcziglak...

Genealogyfr8rain2 - 1 May 2011
James Siglock
25 Apr 2015
Surname: Krowiorz from Trembatschau (Trebaczow) / Sikora (Schikora?)   2
33 - KROWIORZ: Silesian pronunciation/spelling of krowiarz (cowherd) SIKORA: titmouse (bird species).

Genealogymattkrow - 19 Jan 2009
Polonius3
24 Apr 2015
Rygiel, Gnyp, Tomkiewicz Surnames
12 - I have granparents, i dont know alot. My grandmas name was Ludwika Gnyp, and my Granfather was Stanley Gnyp. I know...

GenealogyGuest - 15 Mar 2006
jpatterson7917
23 Apr 2015
Getting records from Poland (are records of Poles moved from churches to the archives)?
21 - Hello, I would like to obtain a certified copy of the original death document of my second-great-grandmother, Thekla...

GenealogyUSA - 4 Aug 2011
sir_erwin
21 Apr 2015
How to find a person in Poland?   2   3   4   ...   10   11
304 - Hello there, Its Apu from Bangladesh. Last year in September, I was in Tibet on a tour and in my group...

GenealogyBeata - 15 Aug 2006
Apu_BD
19 Apr 2015
Do I look Polish? (my picture)   2   3   4   5
128 - Not sure if YOU did, Veles:-)

GenealogyTheJunglist - 16 Jul 2012
Lyzko
18 Apr 2015
Siennica, Pietrasze - looking for information about this town in Poland
3 - Thankyou jon357, i think it's one of those places you need to visit which i hope to do soon.

Genealogymarsh77 - 16 Apr 2015
marsh77
16 Apr 2015
Surnames: Sierzputowski & Skrocki
15 - My husband's great grandmother was Paulina Sierzputowska. She was born in Poland in 1850. She married Karol Kwapiszewski and had...

Genealogyggeorge - 18 Oct 2007
Alicefrombigd
16 Apr 2015
The typical Polish look, or all Eastern Europeans   2   3   4   ...   8   9
250 - Poles, furthermore, unlike Czechs, Croats or other Western and Southern Slavs, can sometimes have almost an Asiatic cast to their features,...

GenealogyCatherine1011 - 23 Sep 2007
Lyzko
16 Apr 2015
Displaced Persons Camp   2
55 - I find this chapter of history fascinating. My mother spent over ten years in DP camps around Germany....

GenealogyTamar Edyta - 22 Jun 2007
spiritus
15 Apr 2015
Obtaining Original Poznan Parish Records, Greater Poland archives?
9 - I am trying to locate some information on the Dabrowski Family. My grandfather came from Dlugoleka. His name was...

Genealogymelbel - 28 May 2009
Andrejko
14 Apr 2015
Is there a family crest for my surname of "Rukat"
12 - Hi Marian, I'd be interested to learn more about the Rukat history. How can I get in touch with you?

GenealogyJerome_buffalo - 2 Jul 2012
comet
13 Apr 2015
Does anyone have any relatives who served with 1st Polish Armoured Division (Gen. Maczek)   2   3   4   ...   8   9
243 - zygmunt-sawicki.blog4ever.com/

GenealogyPeter - 31 Mar 2007
gilles lapers
12 Apr 2015
Zofia Lakomic, Tadeusz Ryba. Looking for my mothers relatives
4 - Hi Kaz, realised I didn't give contact details. Drop me an email at justjodie5@hotmail.com

GenealogyKaz Ryba - 7 Jan 2015
jo mac
12 Apr 2015
Searching for Kaszubowski family history.
2 - Kaszubowski surname may be connected with the Kashubian region located in the northern Poland - Kaszuby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashubia You may...

Genealogyballynb - 9 Jul 2013
Looker
9 Apr 2015
Great Uncles' military records (and medals?) He died in 1939/40.
2 - To gain access to archived data about your relative you need to provide documents which prove your degree of relatedness to...

Genealogygjene - 29 Oct 2011
Looker
9 Apr 2015
Bernatowicz surname? (I am starting to wonder if anyone in my family was American?)   2   3
75 - Merged: LOOKING FOR RELATIVES!!! Hello! I would like to find my relatives: (My grandfather) Franek Bernatowicz Born:...

GenealogyAmerican Dudz - 18 Oct 2013
Bernatowiczfil
8 Apr 2015
Maluchnik family (Margaret, Stanley, Anthony )
4 - MALUCHNIK: This looks to be a name of patronymic origin indicating an offspring of someone called Maluchny. Maluchny was derived from...

GenealogyLyn1982 - 8 Oct 2014
Polonius3
8 Apr 2015
Information required on Czaikowski family/Danzig?
5 - Oh...nk.pl is only inPolish so it's hard for me....and belive me, i tried facebook a lot 😃 but thx.

GenealogyCzaikowski - 6 Apr 2015
Czaikowski
6 Apr 2015
In search of Walter Lesniczek
3 - Thanks for the feedback Pam. I actually have that obit already. Walter and Zophia never really talked much about their time...

Genealogycmontroy - 6 Apr 2015
cmontroy
6 Apr 2015
Polish Aircrew in the UK (Tulinski)   2
47 - Hello Anna and Hanna, I am sorry I made a spelling mistake in my email it should be kasiatulinska@gmail.com

Genealogykarlt - 19 Aug 2006
kasiatuli
6 Apr 2015
Ruzycki and Marciniuk families research
2 - Are you sure the first name reads: Ruzycki? It has probably derived from the Polish word 'róża' (rose). In Polish, such...

Genealogydelilah - 12 Nov 2013
Tlum
5 Apr 2015
In search of information regarding surname URYGA
3 - URYGA: Probably derived from the Latin word auriga which meant charioteer. Since there weren't any Roman chariots in Old Poland, it...

GenealogyBuryga - 29 Jul 2013
Polonius3
4 Apr 2015
Waclaw Oleksy - help with finding in Poland
2 - You may try to contact and ask other people with this name who are connected to Debica, and ask, maybe someone...

GenealogyIsaac1975 - 31 Jul 2013
Looker
4 Apr 2015
Where Romana ('Roma') Wanda Rychter (nee Rudecka) may be buried?
2 - I tried to browse some online websites, but without luck. Just want to add, that she was born in Warsaw in...

Genealogyerika5 - 17 Oct 2013
Looker
4 Apr 2015
Does anyone know any history about a royal eagle ring?
2 - I'm sure there are more such stories. This old jewelery was very beautiful and often had great value. Mostly these were...

GenealogySunshine 21 - 21 Jul 2014
Looker
3 Apr 2015
Possible variants of Polish surname Switzijnck
6 - Here's a list of breweries from before 1945 that had German founders/owners: brauwesen-historisch.de/1945.html The German name Schwitzing and its...

Genealogysobieski - 30 Mar 2015
TheOther
1 Apr 2015


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