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Whytick/Wityk - Looking for my past; also Bratasz/Dawidowicz

awhytick Threads: 1 / Posts: 1
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♀   Dec 5, 2010, 06:00am  #1

Hi

I'm trying to find my roots. There's so many discrepancies and hidden details about my roots from my Grandparents and Mother, who are all deceased.

I'm looking to find anyone who may know the last name of Whytick (I'm really not sure of the spelling). I figure - from sporadic conversations that my grandmother may have moved to Canada in the 20's or maybe a bit earlier - around WW1.

If anyone on this forum has heard of the this surname or know someone in Poland who has it could you let me know?

Further, I am researching if I'm actually of Jewish descent, as well?

Anyone with information on this last name would be greatly appreciated. I realize it's not much to work with but I have to start somewhere.

I don't have any family left that I know of. I would also like to know my roots and where and who I came from.

Thank you

Alanna
vetala Threads: - / Posts: 389
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♀   Dec 5, 2010, 10:05am  #2

It doesn't look Polish at all (nor Jewish). You should check the exact spelling first.
convex Threads: 23 / Posts: 4,067
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♂   Dec 5, 2010, 10:19am  #3

awhytick:
I'm looking to find anyone who may know the last name of Whytick (I'm really not sure of the spelling). I figure - from sporadic conversations that my grandmother may have moved to Canada in the 20's or maybe a bit earlier - around WW1.

Maybe it's Witek?
jonni Threads: 17 / Posts: 2,552
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♂   Dec 5, 2010, 10:26am  #4

Or Wittig?
1jola Threads: 17 / Posts: 1,979
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♂   Dec 5, 2010, 10:27am  #5

convex:
Maybe it's Witek?

You might have solved that one.
Polonius3 Threads: 881 / Posts: 6,401
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♂   Dec 5, 2010, 11:28am  #6

WITYK: Polish adaptation of German name Wittig.
Wroclaw Threads: 52 / Posts: 5,657
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♂   Dec 5, 2010, 11:46am  #7

Polonius3:
WITYK


a couple of hundred in Poland

convex:
Maybe it's Witek?


15,000 in Poland

jonni:
Or Wittig?


a couple of hundred in Poland
Polonius3 Threads: 881 / Posts: 6,401
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♂   Dec 6, 2010, 02:41pm  #8

It could have also been Wytyk (some 100 users). Without anything to go on, it's just one big guessing game.
awhytick Threads: 1 / Posts: 1
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♀   Jan 7, 2011, 10:07pm  #9

Merged thread:
looking for any info on the surname sounding like Whityck

I am searching for any information I can gather with respect to the surnames as follows:

Whytick or Whityck: first name of Peter Sr.
Bratass: first name: Ksenia

I have recently learned that my grandparents moved from Poland between the years of 1910 to 1920. Unfortunately, I don't know the towns they came from or any other information. I also have reason to believe we are Jewish.

If anyone knows any information or can lead me in the direction to further my investigation I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You

alanna Wilson
mrozenbe Threads: - / Posts: 12
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♂   Jan 9, 2011, 09:18am  #10

Witczyk is Polish name and it is similar to Whytick/Wityk
pawelvictor   Nov 14, 2013, 01:06am  #11

Hello, my surname is Wityk I'm first generation canadian, my family came from what used to be part of Poland and now is Ukraine, it was called Gallicia, after world war 2 my family was displaced to settle dolno slonsk and Gurowo/ bartoszcze. I know quite a bit of history of the family at least as far as great great grandparents go. And I'm sure there is more wityks in argentina, Alberta and pszemisl in Poland.


Cheers Paul
ringoo Threads: - / Posts: 1
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♀   Feb 4, 2015, 02:33pm  #12

Merged: Searching for Wityk/Bratasz/Dawidowicz Family Link

Wityk Family

I am hoping to find any information here about my mother's family. For years we had spelled my grandfather's last name wrong and never found any info however when I found the marriage license, it showed the correct spelling and poof.....all these Wityk names have come up on ancestry. A little overwhelmed I thought I would find my way here and see if any one here new anything.
I have found a marriage license that my grandfather was Peter Wityk. He married my grandmother in Brandon Manitoba 28/05/1912 and came to Canada in 1910(I think) from Galicia. My Grandmother's name was Ksenia Bratass or Bratasz (the spelling changes from different documentations and her parents names were Dymytro Bratass(Bratasz) and Tacka Dawidowicz.

My grandfather died shortly after his son died in WW2 and my grandmother came to Vancouver with her three daughters. One of the daughter's was my mother.
Polonius3 Threads: 881 / Posts: 6,401
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♂   Feb 4, 2015, 07:07pm  #13

WITYK: Probably originated as a hypocoristic (pet) form of the first name Witold, the Polonised version of the Lithuanian name Vitautas.

BRATASZ: Like Bratu¶; Bratosz, Braty¶, most likely originated as a hypocoristc form of the old Polish first name Bratumil.

DAWIDOWICZ: patronymic nickname meaning Davidson/Davison.

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