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THE MEANING OF YOUR POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?


jcsm Activity: 3 / 96
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  Apr 4, 2007, 01:17pm  #1

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  #2

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
jcsm Activity: 3 / 96
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  Apr 4, 2007, 02:35pm  #3

Thanks, emi.

Definitely Zadora on the Polish record.
Zadolna is a possibility.
jcsm Activity: 3 / 96
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  Apr 4, 2007, 02:48pm  #4

Could it be Vadolna?
emi   Apr 4, 2007, 02:50pm  #5

Zadora

This is definitely not Polish. But there may be some people of Polish descend with that name.
emi   Apr 4, 2007, 02:52pm  #6

Quoting: jcsm
Could it be Vadolna?

Nadolna - Onhole.
jcsm Activity: 3 / 96
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  Apr 4, 2007, 08:18pm  #7

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  #8

Hard to say. Sounds Latin to me. Or Greek.
witek Activity: 1 / 630
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  Apr 5, 2007, 01:12am  #9

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



jcsm Activity: 3 / 96
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  Apr 5, 2007, 10:40am  #10

Thanks for the information, witek.

Are there coat of arms for any of the other surnames?
Szkola Activity: 1 / 18
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  Apr 6, 2007, 06:15pm  #11

Does anyone know if there is a meaning for
Kowalec
Jeski
Bargowski
ArturSzastak Activity: 3 / 670
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  Apr 6, 2007, 09:10pm  #12

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....that's 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  #13

does anyone know Skwirut
bookratt   Apr 10, 2007, 08:39pm  #14

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.
jcsm Activity: 3 / 96
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  Apr 18, 2007, 09:08am  #15

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

The site that I use for first name conversions shows Emila = Mildred.
Honeybee Activity: 7 / 27
Joined: Feb 12, 2007 ♀
  Apr 18, 2007, 10:31pm  #16

what about the names

Semik

Civitak

Lenczewski
Magus   Apr 19, 2007, 12:34am  #17

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.
mrf664   May 24, 2007, 08:02pm  #18

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.
sjsjmr   Nov 21, 2007, 09:27am  #19

My dads name was Voight. Does anyone know if this is Polish name? If not where does it come from?
krysia Activity: 24 / 3,193
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  Nov 21, 2007, 09:31am  #20

Voight is not Polish. Could be German or Austrian?
KateLuba Activity: - / 1
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  Nov 26, 2007, 03:13pm  #21

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
LAGirl Activity: 9 / 510
Joined: Apr 11, 2008 ♀
  Apr 15, 2008, 01:57pm  #22

Janowitz or Yanowicz was my husbands name it means son of John in Polish
Merin   May 10, 2008, 06:31pm  #23

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.
Polonius3 Activity: 879 / 6,455
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  May 29, 2008, 02:34am  #24

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czestochowa1734 Activity: - / 2
Joined: Jun 12, 2008 ♀
  Jun 12, 2008, 10:26pm  #25

If you set google preferences to Polish and type your surname in you will see that there are quite a few living people with that surname in Poland.
Patrykus   Jun 13, 2008, 06:12am  #26

Does anyone know the meaning of these surnames - Kasprzak , Fiuk and Szulist ? Thanks
Roberta Activity: - / 17
Joined: Jun 24, 2007 ♀
  Jun 18, 2008, 01:12pm  #27

I would like to obtain a coat of arms as a gift for my husband.

His grandfather and grandmother's names were: Frank Dorosinski and
Jadwiga Chavne, both born in Poland. Born in the late 1800's. My husband's father, Steve Dorosinski, was born in 1918.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Guest   Jun 23, 2008, 04:09pm  #28

Sorry, Does anyone know where Semik orignated and/or what it means? Thank you!
David Cichon Activity: - / 1
Joined: Jun 24, 2008 ♂
  Jun 24, 2008, 09:05am  #29

Cichoń
What is the origin of this name?
Tellura   Jun 25, 2008, 12:25pm  #30

Hallo!I'm searching something about surname Stahowsk-i(a).I'm russian,but I think I have Polish roots...Thanks


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