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THE MEANING OF YOUR POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?


jcsm Activity: 3 / 90
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4 Apr 2007  #1

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

Mikolajcyzk
Sikora
Ptak
Plawny
Zadora
Wadolna

Thanks,
Joyce
emi  
4 Apr 2007  #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 / 90
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4 Apr 2007  #3

Thanks, emi.

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

Could it be Vadolna?
emi  
4 Apr 2007  #4

Zadora

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

Could it be Vadolna?

Nadolna - Onhole.
jcsm Activity: 3 / 90
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4 Apr 2007  #5

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  
5 Apr 2007  #6

Hard to say. Sounds Latin to me. Or Greek.
witek Activity: 1 / 592
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5 Apr 2007  #7

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 / 90
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5 Apr 2007  #8

Thanks for the information, witek.

Are there coat of arms for any of the other surnames?
Szkola Activity: 1 / 17
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6 Apr 2007  #9

Does anyone know if there is a meaning for
Kowalec
Jeski
Bargowski
ArturSzastak Activity: 3 / 600
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6 Apr 2007  #10

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  
10 Apr 2007  #11

does anyone know Skwirut
bookratt  
10 Apr 2007  #12

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 / 90
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18 Apr 2007  #13

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 / 26
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18 Apr 2007  #14

what about the names

Semik

Civitak

Lenczewski
Magus  
19 Apr 2007  #15

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  
24 May 2007  #16

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  
21 Nov 2007  #17

My dads name was Voight. Does anyone know if this is Polish name? If not where does it come from?
krysia Activity: 24 / 3,107
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21 Nov 2007  #18

Voight is not Polish. Could be German or Austrian?
KateLuba Activity: - / 1
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26 Nov 2007  #19

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 / 504
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15 Apr 2008  #20

Janowitz or Yanowicz was my husbands name it means son of John in Polish
Merin  
10 May 2008  #21

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: 890 / 6,138
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29 May 2008  #22

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czestochowa1734 Activity: - / 2
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12 Jun 2008  #23

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  
13 Jun 2008  #24

Does anyone know the meaning of these surnames - Kasprzak , Fiuk and Szulist ? Thanks
Roberta Activity: - / 17
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18 Jun 2008  #25

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  
23 Jun 2008  #26

Sorry, Does anyone know where Semik orignated and/or what it means? Thank you!
David Cichon Activity: - / 1
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24 Jun 2008  #27

Cichoń
What is the origin of this name?
Tellura  
25 Jun 2008  #28

Hallo!I'm searching something about surname Stahowsk-i(a).I'm russian,but I think I have Polish roots...Thanks
Polonius3 Activity: 890 / 6,138
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25 Jun 2008  #29

Koladycz

For information on the Koladycz surname please contact me.

Molik

Molik might have been derived from the verb молиться (Ruthenian for "to pray"), so it could have arisen as a nickname fro someone who prayed a lot, a pious person. The Polish equivalent would be Modlik
I wonder if it migth be connected to the insect known as the praying mantis (modliszka) which copulates with the male mantis and then proceeds to devour him for lunch.
krysia Activity: 24 / 3,107
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8 Jul 2008  #30

I am from the USA and have a question. I was told that those that served with Sobeski (spell) were allowed to put a ski on the end of their name. Is this so.


Not only with Sobieski but higher royalty and richer people had a "ski"



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