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Zenon
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:30 am      Post subject: Origins of Polish Surnames
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Here is the place for you to ask or discuss about meaning and origin of your Polish sounding surname.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:37 pm      Post subject: Juzyk
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Zenon,
Thank you so much for your help. I am now on the right road to finding my families polish roots and hopefully living family in Poland..

Thanks again ..
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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:18 am      Post subject: Sekula
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Wondering of origin of name Sekula. Grandpa julian sekula came to america 1910 from.nowy sauz poland

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:11 am      Post subject: Surname Rogowski
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I was curious to know where the name and origin Rogowski comes from.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:02 am      Post subject: Rogowski
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My dad was born In Novogrodek in 1933. Jan Jozef Rogowski. How do I find any information regarding his parents. We believe his father was Jozef and mother maybe Telofia
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:22 am      Post subject: Re: Rogowski
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annegoodyer wrote:
My dad was born In Novogrodek in 1933. Jan Jozef Rogowski. How do I find any information regarding his parents. We believe his father was Jozef and mother maybe Telofia


Nowogródek in Belarus?

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:58 pm      Post subject:
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If you can trace the name back to early 1800's, I've noticed after finding many of the roots I was researching, many took their names from small villages. Rzeszotarski took their name from Rzeszotary, Siemiatkowski took their name from Siemiatkowo for example. Not all the time, but more than I would have thought. I found using google maps, I was able to zoom in and see villages that would not show when typed in. Bojanowo was where my great grandfather was born in 1878. It took me finding that Gradzanowo was a pinpoint. Once I zoomed in on Gradzanowo, I saw the small village of Bojanowo. Takes time.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:34 pm      Post subject:
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My maternal family name is Granica, which I understand to translate as "border." I know this name was given to the rail station town where the 3 partitions of Poland came together. That does not seem to be the origin of my family name. That place is too far away from the place where I traced my Granica ancestors. From family oral history (confirmed by immigrant/ship passenger records), my Great Grandfather came from a town named Ruszcza. Until recently, I thought there was just one Ruszcza, but I discovered another very near the town Sulislawice. Using the Genetka website, I found my great-grandfather's birth record (1888) at the Sulislawice parish, as well as many other of his family. During the partition years, this location was in Russian Poland or Congress Kingdom, close to the border with Galicia or Austria Poland. That might explain the origin of the surname, but that would mean my family name is only as old as the partitions. The Genetka records for the parish at Sulislawice show different spellings of the name before 1845 (Granica, Graniczka, Graniczynski) and going back only as far as 1811. Is it likely these people are all related under the same family, despite the spelling differences? Do all these spellings still have the same root, suggesting an association with some kind of border? Before partitions, the name Granica would not seem to have a reason in this specific area. Is it possible a family would adopt a surname as late as 1811? (It is possible the Genetka records are not a complete reflection of the parish records. Perhaps the name does go back further.) I assume my ancestors were peasants and therefore would have been forbidden to move about from another place to this Ruszcza. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:15 pm      Post subject:
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When using Geneteka,, when dealing with names like that, if in the right province, I'll search gran* and it will show all variations then that start with gran*
from there I look at where on google maps your start is: Sulisławice
In records before 1811, watch the locations of the name gran*, Staszow, Ruszków, Nowa Słupia, Chotel Czerwony, and they are all fairly close. One of the oldest appears to be in Jędrzejów, also close, the same with Pinczow. My guess, and is only a guess,is if that your line came from the 1812+ records, and the locations of all the pre-1812 records are withing miles of each other, try and find the start, and zoom in, and more locations will show. It might take some time, but I think your start should be close areas to Sulisławice, that show up in older records with gran*
Good luck, hope that helps
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:35 am      Post subject:
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Yes, I see what you are saying. Thank you for the research tip.
I believe the Sulislawice records are yet to be completely digitized by Genetka. My understanding is that it is completed on a volunteer basis, so maybe there are more Gran* records from before 1811 with the parish. If I translated correctly, the parish records are on file at the regional archives at Kielce. Contacting the archives is on my to-do list.
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:07 am      Post subject:
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Saw a Kilian Graniczny and Marianna Rybus having several children from 1802-1815. Think Kilian also has a death record that has a scan in 1827, and also a birth from 1773, parents Antoni and Barbara. Antoni and Barbara(Dobosz) married in 1765 and had 9 children from 1766-1786, all in Staszów, around 25 KM from Sulisławice. Barbara might be the record from 1819 and antoni from 1796 deaths. At looking at Kilian and Barbara scans, I see Tomasz listed on both, and Kilian listed on Barbara's death. Possibly brother to Kilian and son to Antoni/Barbara? Someone else would have to translate everything. Hopefully you can link it from where you start in 1888 to further back to Kilian.
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:08 pm      Post subject:
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Thank you very much! I will take a closer look at this.
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:41 pm      Post subject:
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http://metryki.genbaza.pl/index/list
has Sulisławice Parish online digital records for 1810-1912. There is free registration. The path is Gen Baza---AP Kielce--AP Sandomierz--Sulisławice
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:27 pm      Post subject:
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Henryk wrote:
http://metryki.genbaza.pl/index/list
has Sulisławice Parish online digital records for 1810-1912. There is free registration. The path is Gen Baza---AP Kielce--AP Sandomierz--Sulisławice


I do not see where or how to register at Genbaza, only login if already registered.
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http://genpol.com/changelang-eng.html
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