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Post Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:15 pm      Post subject: Giedrojc Surname
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just found a new line in my tree a woman named Jadwiga Giedrojc. I have been told the name is Lithuanian. Curious if anyone knows more. Also could you please spell phonetically how it is pronounced.

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Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 2:02 am      Post subject:
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Giedrojć (written also Giedroyć, in Lithuania Gedraitis) is from Lithuanian giedras - „clear, serene”.

In 2002 there were 861 individuals using the surname Giedrojć living in Poland. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Giedroj%C4%87.

There were only 87 people bearing the surname Giedroyć, see the maps: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Giedroy%C4%87

In the old Poland there was a few noble families of Giedroyc:

Giedroyc, coat of arms Hippocentaurus
Giedroyc, coat of arms Poraj
Giedroyc, coat of arms Topacz

Listen how your surname is pronounced in Polish (click on the “Listen” button): https://translate.google.com/#pl/en/Giedroj%C4%87 and https://translate.google.com/#pl/en/Giedroy%C4%87.

There was also a well known Polish writer and political activist Jerzy Giedroyc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Giedroyc.

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