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Sticky: THE MEANING OF YOUR POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?   2   3   4   ...   120   121
3,617 - SZWALBOWSKI/SWALBOWSKI: root-word Schwalbe (German for swallow, bird species); in a Polish-speaking environment the son of someone nicknamed Szwalbe could have been...

GenealogyPolonius3 - May 29, 2008
Polonius3
Mar 28, 2015
Sticky: Poland Genealogy Resources   2   3   4
103 - 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
38 - What's the grandfather's name?

GenealogyPatrycja19 - Mar 7, 2012
Polonius3
Sep 29, 2014
Possible variants of Polish surname Switzijnck
3 - Could be a variation of the German family name Schwitzing.

Genealogysobieski - Yesterday
TheOther
Yesterday
Claiming WW2 medals for Polish father
22 - Hi bilWalker My father served on the ORP Blyskawica during WW2 he was in the...

Genealogypdv8 - Feb 24, 2007
tibbsycat
Yesterday
Adopted from Poland; trying to find my biological parents   2
57 - I am a lawyer based in Poland and would be able to help you with all the adoption inquiries and cases,...

Genealogyedward22 - Dec 3, 2008
Polish lawyer
Yesterday
Help finding a family in Warsaw.
NEW - Bit of a long shot but........Met a lovely family with two boys (I think) in Gran Canaria at the water park...

GenealogyJonW - Mar 29, 2015
Borysewicz (Borysiewicz?) family in Derewna, Osadnik?
6 - BORYSEWICZ/BORYSIEWICZ: This is a surname of clear-cut patronymic origin which originally meant "Boris' son".

GenealogyGraziaUSA - Sep 5, 2014
Polonius3
Mar 29, 2015
Polish & Prussian/German town name cross-reference.
12 - Prussians are German? Not at all. There were many nationalities living in Prussia. Western Prussia areas were inhabited by Slavs. In...

GenealogyKent - Apr 11, 2008
Yuri Andropov
Mar 29, 2015
Poland Heraldry and Nobility in names/families   2
55 - Merged: Genealogy and heraldry: closely linked.... Hi there! Thanks for accepting me into this forum. Considering how many people...

Genealogygenecps - Jul 2, 2012
Disgruntled
Mar 27, 2015
Zorniak, Cymbalko, Wienc, Matejko family history
4 - The downside of this is that no-one in Poland currently uses either the Stęczyca or Stęczycha surnames. That could mean that...

Genealogysblott - Mar 26, 2015
Polonius3
Mar 27, 2015
Funny Polish surnames   2
42 - Also currently used in Poland: SRAL SRAJEK CIPA CIPKA FIUT CYCEK MOCZYGĘBA CHUJEBA DUPKA PUPA GNOJEK SZCZYŃSKI

GenealogyPolonius3 - Jun 15, 2010
Polonius3
Mar 27, 2015
Looking for any and all information on Dabrowski/Dombrowski from Poland   2   3
79 - It's one of the most common names in Poland, used by hundreds of families that aren't at all related to each...

Genealogyvalpomike - Apr 21, 2009
DominicB
Mar 26, 2015
Looking for information regarding WW2 Polish Paratrooper Lt Stanislaw Slesicki from Ciechanow
2 - I think that maybe some information is mixed up here. It appears there are two people with that name...

GenealogyBILYNSKYJ - Mar 25, 2015
pam
Mar 26, 2015
Family of Michelowna
4 - I have finally found her - she has of course been using her married name. So it was a stroke of...

Genealogywildfirejc - Jul 8, 2011
wildfirejc
Mar 25, 2015
How would my surname Sharon be spelt in Polish?
7 - Sharonowski or you could try Sharoneusz.

GenealogyPas - Mar 23, 2015
Ben Dover
Mar 25, 2015
Szybkowski family information
5 - SZYBKOWSKI: root-word szybki (swift, fast) or szybka (little pane of glass). Like nearly all -owski ending surnames this probably originated...

GenealogySzybkowski - Nov 3, 2013
Polonius3
Mar 24, 2015
How to legally change your name in Poland?
7 - @thesipguy I once saw that you can change your name in Poland if its not Polish enough, does anyone know...

GenealogyAlex2013nv - Jan 2, 2013
RubasznyRumcajs
Mar 24, 2015
Are any of you from the Village of Niepla?
4 - It's not easy to get such data in Poland. I think it's because of the law on the Protection of Personal...

GenealogyDhyde121 - Mar 21, 2015
Looker
Mar 22, 2015
Where are birth records from Przewałka ( Bialystok Department ) held?
8 - Searching for birth , marriage & death records for Bialystok starting 1870-1901 family Karpowicz/Karpovitch -first names Israel, Benjamin, Chaim, Moiseij -...

Genealogyhania99 - Jan 27, 2014
Gemini56
Mar 21, 2015
Korab coat of arms?
6 - Nothing strange about roots in East Anglia. It is a CoA of English origin.

Genealogyfrtd23 - Feb 20, 2011
Veles
Mar 21, 2015
Does anyone know where the name Ciupa is derived from?
21 - My Ciupas are from the Galicia area and my Grandfather Jan Ciupa is listed as Austrian in some of his documents,...

Genealogypierogi1 - Dec 10, 2010
Dhyde121
Mar 21, 2015
surname Krawiec   2
36 - BOSYK: meaning the bare-footed guy was probably the original spelling of Bossick, which was respelt to make it sound more English....

GenealogyLrusch2 - Aug 6, 2006
Polonius3
Mar 20, 2015
Domkoski or Dabkowski - In search of my Grandfather's history
21 - I will talk to my Mum today and see what she knows. If I find somethink new I`ll e-mail it to...

GenealogydoctorB - Nov 4, 2014
NatakiaKD
Mar 19, 2015
The last name is Krzywoszyja. Help? Am I Polish?
25 - as a chorwat myself i'm very interested to see where this goes :) Hope you find what your looking for @stephanie1981...

Genealogyjulina - Apr 30, 2010
Hrvatwithapolak
Mar 18, 2015
Trying to find Kellis (Keiles) family from Semiatyche (Siemiatycze), Poland
11 - Hi, My name is Freddy. My father was Joshua Kejles that is listed on that head stone. My Grandfather was...

Genealogyfroglips - Jun 28, 2013
FreddyK
Mar 17, 2015
Why Polish aren't white??   2   3   4   ...   6   7
202 - Wow...what a dumb thread "why aren't Poles white?" could it possibly be because the people you are talking about, like the...

GenealogyPennBoy - Feb 20, 2009
CalmIt
Mar 17, 2015
Szercman / Kutmer - information
4 - SZERCMAN: Polonised spelling of Scherzmann -- possibly meaning joker or jokster; not currently used in Poland. KUTMER: My Yiddish ain't...

Genealogyandersonplima - Feb 16, 2015
Polonius3
Mar 15, 2015
Polish version of my name -Sławomir?
17 - Makes perfect sense! "Sław-" = glory + "mir" = peace/world (like Russian) < "Rum-" (> "Ruhm" = glory in German) +...

GenealogyKartofel - Jan 25, 2014
Lyzko
Mar 14, 2015
Easy way to find out which Polish coat of arm/Clan you belong to.   2
37 - It means that no Kubisz ever made it into the ranks of the Polish gentry. Only about 10% of Old Polish...

GenealogyDavid_18 - Feb 15, 2009
Polonius3
Mar 12, 2015
Polish surname Gil. My ancestors were from the town of Widelka.   2   3
66 - Hi my name is Julio Gil I live in the United States but was originally born in Mexico . My father...

Genealogylecount - Nov 18, 2007
JGil
Mar 11, 2015
Konrad Josef Urbański - please help to find information on my father....
6 - URBAŃSKI: This originated either as a patronymic nick to identify "Urban's son" or a toponymic tag for an inhaibtant of Urbany,...

Genealogymarmay - Mar 22, 2010
Polonius3
Mar 9, 2015
Information on how/where to search to find out my father's history
8 - Hello awoj21 Once he stepped off the boat in Australia, that's where you need to search. For his military...

Genealogyawoj21 - Jul 29, 2014
R1268
Mar 9, 2015
Does anyone have any relatives who served with 1st Polish Armoured Division (Gen. Maczek)   2   3   4   ...   8   9
242 - KUCHARCZYK: root-word kucharz (cook), the -czyk ending is usually patronymic so it probably originated to "the cook's son".

GenealogyPeter - Mar 31, 2007
Polonius3
Mar 7, 2015
Polish Gypsy Seliga (Szeliga) and Bunk (Bak) ...Need opinions
28 - Thank you Polonius3, wow amazing isn't it the population of those named Mical/ Michael. I have...

Genealogyscottyg354 - Jul 10, 2013
DebSS
Mar 6, 2015
If your ancestors were in the "Wehrmacht"...   2   3   4   ...   8   9
253 - When I lived in Berlin during the late '80s, nobody wanted to even discuss the matter.

GenealogyMorsczi_Purtk - Feb 16, 2010
Lyzko
Mar 5, 2015
Some Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian Second Names look Polish!   2
35 - I see a lot of answers here but only one actually is true ! I am Macedonian and believe me there...

GenealogyDomPolski - Sep 13, 2007
crven53
Mar 5, 2015
Helena Bineiwicz (Biniewicz) from Pomarzanki and family; Kulpinska
2 - Almost certainly Jan Biniewicz Spelt Kazimierz A tiny village. The records would be in the nearest larger town....

Genealogyemesaserrao - Mar 4, 2015
jon357
Mar 4, 2015
Polish Surnames Anglicized?   2
47 - Generally all foreign accent marks disappear in America, so the slashed Ł in Bułkowski became a plain unslashed one. In...

Genealogykarturn - Jul 30, 2007
Polonius3
Mar 2, 2015
Typical Polish Eye Color   2
40 - I don't have ultra blonde hair, and my hair is golden blonde. My boyfriend, full Russian, has ash blonde hair...

Genealogygenecps - Jul 2, 2012
Piatek
Feb 28, 2015
Jan Kyć from Adamówka, Poland - Military Document Information
7 - Thank you Polonius3 for your thoughtful response. It would be an interesting find to chase down the origin.

Genealogysingingfalls - Feb 24, 2015
singingfalls
Feb 28, 2015
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
Feb 27, 2015
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
Feb 27, 2015
Military Archives are temporarily closed, is there some other way of getting information?
4 - 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
6 - 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
11 - 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
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
23 - 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
9 - 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
34 - 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
301 - If he posts that based in states he might be doing it legally.

GenealogyBeata - Aug 15, 2006
pigsy
Feb 10, 2015


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