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lkocanda



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Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:12 pm      Post subject: Kocanda surname
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How can I tell if this is the right spelling or if it got changed when the came to the USA?
If it did get changed how do I find the right spelling?
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Bill Rushin
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:34 am      Post subject:
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First off you were not allowed to change your name. But it may have been misspelled upon arrival, thousands of names were. So you need to check the passenger lists at Ellis Island or the port he arrived at for the name you have. Later on in life his named may have been shortened or changed slightly in the census records and other such documents, you just never know until you start checking.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:54 pm      Post subject:
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Kocanda is a rare name. There are 34 on the 2002 surname list. https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Kocanda
This shows location by county.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:34 pm      Post subject:
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I'm fairly certain that this is the correct spelling (without Polish marks) of the Kocanda surname for your ancestor Fabian Kocanda. We were discussing him and his family on this thread: http://forum.polishorigins.com/viewtopic.php?t=432&highlight=Fabian+Kocanda

In that thread, Zenon wrote:

As for Kocanda I think there is also possibility that your grandfather's surname might be pronounced with Polish "ń" in the middle - Kocańda. You can use google translate tool to listen to difference in Polish pronunciation, click here: http://goo.gl/DQNy7 and click the "speaker" button in the right down corner of the text field.


http://forum.polishorigins.com/viewtopic.php?t=432&highlight=Fabian+Kocanda
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