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Zenon
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:50 am      Post subject: Sources of information about surnames
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Below there are sources of information about surnames we use while replying to your questions:

- Nazwiska Polaków (Surnames of Poles) by prof. Kazimierz Rymut, Krakow 1992.

- Nazwiska Polaków. Słownik historyczno-etymologiczny. (Surnames of Poles. Historical and Etymological Dictionary) by prof. Kazimierz Rymut, Warszawa 1999.

- Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings by William F. Hoffman, Chicago, 1998.

- Spis Szlachty Polskiej (Register of Polish Nobility) compiled by Jerzy Sewer count Dunin-Borkowski and published in 1887 in Lwow.

- Database of surnames used in Poland compiled in 2002 by prof. K.Rymut - Dictionary of Surnames in Current Use in Poland.

- 1000 Najpopularniejszych Nazwisk w Polsce (1000 Most Popular Surnames in Poland) by Jarosław Maciej Zawadzki, Warszawa 2002.

- Jewish Family Names and Their Origins, by Heinrich Walter Guggenheimer, Eva H. Guggenheimer, New York 1992.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:45 am      Post subject: Herbarz Polski (Polish Armorial)
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Another source:
Herbarz Polski (Polish Armorial) by Kasper Niesiecki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasper_Niesiecki

Big chunks of it are available on Google:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Herbarz+Polski+Kasper+Niesiecki&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1

Volume 1: http://www.polona.pl/dlibra/doccontent2?id=278&lang=en
Volume 2: http://www.polona.pl/dlibra/doccontent2?id=280&lang=en
Volume 3: http://www.polona.pl/dlibra/doccontent2?id=279&lang=en
Volume 4: http://www.polona.pl/dlibra/doccontent2?id=281&lang=en

All volumes are also available here (you need a DejaVu plugin to view them, the pages can take some time to load): http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/sresults?action=SearchSimilarAction&eid=136

Volumes 4-10 expanded later by other authors are available here: http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/publication?id=166&tab=3
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:22 am      Post subject:
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Nazwiska Polaków seems to be out of print. Couldn't find it even in Ebay.pl!
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:10 pm      Post subject:
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Magroski49 wrote:
Nazwiska Polaków seems to be out of print. Couldn't find it even in Ebay.pl!


It appears from time to time on the Polish auction/ecommerce website Allegro.pl (equivalent of eBay in Poland). The two volume set starts from about 900 zlotys.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:20 pm      Post subject:
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Also available through Wroclaw Digital Library. Link for volume II http://www.bibliotekacyfrowa.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=37760&from=&dirids=1&ver_id=&lp=1&QI=
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:28 pm      Post subject:
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Magroski49 wrote:
Also available through Wroclaw Digital Library. Link for volume II http://www.bibliotekacyfrowa.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=37760&from=&dirids=1&ver_id=&lp=1&QI=


Gilberto, I'm afraid it's available only to the registered users of the library (students, professors).
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:06 pm      Post subject:
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Another source:
Małgorzata Jaracz, Nazwiska mieszkańców Kalisza od XVI do XVIII wieku, Wyd. Akademii Bydgoskiej, Bydgoszcz 2001
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:31 am      Post subject:
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We have it Exclamation Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings by William F. Hoffman, Third Edition, Chicago 2012.
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