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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:16 pm      Post subject: Pawyza - Ciania
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Interested in the family names Pawyza and Ciania. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Post Posted: 7 Days ago at 4:03 pm      Post subject: Re: Pawyza - Ciania
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crispm28 wrote:
Interested in the family names Pawyza and Ciania. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Christine


Ciania - from the name of Łucjan. The name of Latin origin, from lux 'light', known in Poland since the XIII century. In the Middle Ages it was pronounced Łucyjan, Łuczan, in the Eastern Borderlands was pronounced Łukijan.
Pawyza - from the Old Polish 'paweza, pawęza, pawęż' a type of shield.

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