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THE MEANING OF YOUR POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?

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  ♀   Apr 4, 2007, 01:17pm  #

Does anyone know the meanings of any of these surnames? Origin information?

Mikolajcyzk
Sikora
Ptak
Plawny
Zadora
Wadolna

Thanks,
Joyce

emi     Apr 4, 2007, 01:34pm  #

Mikolajcyzk - Mikołajczyk - something like: son or daughter of Nicholas
Sikora - name of bird which flew into Poland in winter - Tit (latin: Parus major)
Ptak - Bird (in general)
Plawny - Pławny - Floating, Buoyant
Zadora - Maybe Zadra? - Splinter
Wadolna - Maybe Zadolna? - Overhole, female version

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  ♀   Apr 4, 2007, 02:35pm  #

Thanks, emi.

Definitely Zadora on the Polish record.
Zadolna is a possibility.

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  ♀   Apr 4, 2007, 02:48pm  #

Could it be Vadolna?

emi     Apr 4, 2007, 02:50pm  #

Quoting: jcsm
Zadora

This is definitely not polish. But there may be some people of polish descend with that name.

emi     Apr 4, 2007, 02:52pm  #

Quoting: jcsm
Could it be Vadolna?

Nadolna - Onhole.

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  ♀   Apr 4, 2007, 08:18pm  #

OK. Now I have two possibilities for Wadolna, Zadolna & Nadolna.......Gonna have to look at that record again.

What nationality would you say Zadora was?

emi     Apr 5, 2007, 12:59am  #

Quoting: jcsm
What nationality would you say Zadora was?

Hard to say. Sounds latin to me. Or greek.

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  ♂   Apr 5, 2007, 01:12am  #

Zadora is Polish :)

Zadora - is a Polish Coat of Arms. It was used by several szlachta families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

The coat of arms was created in 1292.

Notable bearers of this Coat of Arms include:

Przedbor z Brzezia
Zbigniew z Brzezia
Mykolas Kęsgaila
Stanislovas Kęsgaila
Przecław Lanckoroński
Stanisław Lanckoroński
Mikołaj Lanckoroński z Brzezia
Rumbold Wolimuntowicz
Michał Szweycer




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  ♀   Apr 5, 2007, 10:40am  #

Thanks for the information, witek.

Are there coat of arms for any of the other surnames?

mat kolasa     Apr 5, 2007, 10:56am  #

does anybody have the meaning of my surname...........
its KOLASA
i live in the uk but my heart belongs in poland mainly krakow im in love with this place and the people
hope you guys can help

greetings from the uk
mat kolasa

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  ♂   Apr 5, 2007, 11:40am  #

Kolasa means a transport wagon used between 16 th- 19 th century in Eastern Poland which included Ukraine and Belarusia


Kolasa = 7097 people use this Surname as recorded 1998

Wa:324, BP:15, Bs:14, BB:684, By:244, Ch:33, Ci:7, Cz:110, El:76, Gd:125, Go:100, JG:109, Kl:62, Ka:398, Ki:417, Kn:81, Ko:24, Kr:377, Ks:34, Lg:87, Ls:18, Lu:178, Łd:679, NS:170, Ol:35, Op:139, Os:10, Pl:148, Pt:27, Pł:66, Po:118, Pr:140, Ra:305, Rz:38, Sr:277, Sk:97, Sł:24, Su:20, Sz:151, Tb:573, Ta:51, To:71, Wb:100, Wł:8, Wr:184, Za:60, ZG:89

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  ♂   Apr 6, 2007, 06:15pm  #

Does anyone know if there is a meaning for
Kowalec
Jeski
Bargowski

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  ♂   Apr 6, 2007, 09:10pm  #

Quoting: witek
Zadora is Polish

Zadora - is a Polish Coat of Arms. It was used by several szlachta families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.



Hey....thats one of the the things I used to make my own coat of arms!! :)

Changed the lion head and made it look more wolf like, took away the crown, and replaced that metal thing with the breast part of a suit of armor. Flipped it around too. :)

skwirut     Apr 10, 2007, 07:45pm  #

does anyone know skwirut

bookratt     Apr 10, 2007, 08:39pm  #

Emi

Could you help me?

What would Mildred, the woman's name, be in Polish?

And do you know if Swiatkuse or Swetkuse is a Polish surname or is a name similar to a Polish name?

Thank you.

Ska     Apr 17, 2007, 02:45pm  #

I'm looking for some help myself.. My great grandparents came over from Poland, and my grandpa doesn't remember too much.. Im curious if my surname WINSKOWSKI was once something else.
I've tried to do searches and what not.. but the only thing I can find is my grandpas name that I entered into ancestry.com, my dads high school photo and my name in the Air Force Times.. :(

Any help would be sooo appreciated.

Thanks,
Elizabeth

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  ♂   Apr 17, 2007, 03:12pm  #

I tried 'Wińskowski', but there are only Winskowskis who pop out if you google it... Many Germans and some other nationalities (I suppose with Polish descent) with that name as well.

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  ♀   Apr 18, 2007, 09:02am  #

Some possible clues?

Protestant community in Sieraków [Zirke], entry # 41 in 1854 score: Groom: 100%

Johann Nepomuk Winskowski (28) father: Peter Winskowski

Ernestine Wilhelmine Hauf (23) father: Michael Hauf, mother: Louise Krenz


Protestant community in Nakło [Nakel], entry # 37 in 1867 score: Groom: 100%

Edward Winskowski (27) father: Johann Winskowski

Louise Baais alias Fischer (25) father: Carl Baais? / Marie Fischer ??


Variations on the surname:>

http:// bindweed.man.poznan.pl/ ~bielecki/s earch.php (no spaces)

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  ♀   Apr 18, 2007, 09:08am  #

Quoting: bookratt
What would Mildred, the woman's name, be in Polish?


The site that I use for first name conversions shows Emila = Mildred.

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  ♀   Apr 18, 2007, 10:31pm  #

what about the names


Semik

Civitak

Lenczewski

Magus     Apr 19, 2007, 12:34am  #

I am trying to find the meaning of Gutowski
I know ski and ska are m/f of, and I would like to get a hold of someone running the Slepowron Clan and see if my family comes from there or one of the other 4 clans.

ynot     May 11, 2007, 03:18pm  #

My last name was Kolasa also, I lived in Ohio, USA, ther's a few left there. It's highly unusual to find anyone out side my family with the name. mrf64@bellsouth.net
Michele

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  ♀   May 12, 2007, 08:38pm  #

Quoting: ynot
My last name was Kolasa also, I lived in Ohio, USA, ther's a few left there. It's highly unusual to find anyone out side my family with the name. mrf64@bellsouth.net
Michele


where are you kolasa's from? which town?

mrf664     May 24, 2007, 08:02pm  #

We're from around Canton, my grandpas name was Frank. He just died a few yrs ago. Him and my grandma ( Irma) had 5 kids, Jim (my dad who was adopted by Frank ) Linda, twins Gary and Sherri , and Carol. I believe my grandpa was originally from Pennsylvania, beofre that of course Poland. God I love the food and would love some good recipies. It's hard to find polish food in florida where I live now. Anyway, drop me a ine @ mrf64@bellsouth.net if you want, just put Koasa in the subject line so I don't think it's junk mail.

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  ♀   May 25, 2007, 11:33am  #

Quoting: Patrycja19
where are you kolasa's from? which town?


sorry , didnt clarify myself very well, I mean from Poland?

I have a Roch Kolasa.. cousin of my great uncles, so I would assume hes married
to their sister, but it could be the other way around and no relation at all, at this
point, I have very little on Kolasa, only immigration record. and cencus where he is
living with my great uncles and another cousin..

leeleebird     Nov 25, 2007, 10:44pm  #

Does anyone know what the last name Civitak or Cvitak mea

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  ♀   Nov 26, 2007, 03:13pm  #

does any body know the meaning of Lubaszewski? All i know is that my ancestors came to America around 1919 from Russia. Only people who i know that has this last name are my family members.
Please some help

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  ♀   Apr 15, 2008, 01:57pm  #

Janowitz or Yanowicz was my husbands name it means son of John in Polish

Merin     May 10, 2008, 06:31pm  #

I'am trying to find information about the surname Gunka and just cannot find anything anywhere......it was my greatgrandmother's name and she came from sliesia.



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