May 29, 2010, 03:56am #1,086
The Polish side of my family has two surnames I am interested in: KROLIK and PALUCH.
Re KROLIK: All immigrated to Wisconsin and Chicago in late 1800's, arriving in Baltimore from Bremen.My grandfather was John James Krolik (Catholic), his father was Ignacz Krolik (Catholic), and his father was Jacob Krolik. All came from "Prussia."
One member of our family feels our Polish ancestors were Jewish. Others in our family do not agree. I know the name Krolik is used by both Jews and Catholics, but am wondering if most Polish Kroliks are Catholic or Jewish.
Jacob Krolik (born about 1830) married Mary Paluch.
Re PALUCH: Is Paluch a Jewish or Catholic name?
Don't get me wrong. I really don't care if my Polish ancestors were Jewish or Catholic; I would simply like to know.
My personal feeling, based on limited research, is that they were always Catholic.
Turk Thomas Humphrey