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EmmaZ



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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:56 pm      Post subject: Marriage register spelling
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Hello,

I got a copy of a marriage register for two more of my great great grandparents. On other U.S. records and obituaries I've found, their names are written as Stanislaw Osenkowski and Agnieszka Hamot.
It looks a little like "Osekowski" in the handwritten record, although I'm not sure if the third letter is an e.
I've also never seen an H with two dots above it before. I found some birth records in Geneteka for who could possibly be Agnieszka's siblings, with parents Marcin Chamot and Anna Gancarz.
I was wondering if anyone had some insight about the spelling of the last names?

Thank you!
Emma



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Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:42 am      Post subject: Re: Marriage register spelling
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EmmaZ wrote:
Hello,

I got a copy of a marriage register for two more of my great great grandparents. On other U.S. records and obituaries I've found, their names are written as Stanislaw Osenkowski and Agnieszka Hamot.
It looks a little like "Osekowski" in the handwritten record, although I'm not sure if the third letter is an e.

Thank you!
Emma


Hi Emma,

The letter is ę which is the letter e with the diacritical mark under the letter. The mark is known as an ogonek, which literally means “tail”. Polish uses the Roman/Latin Alphabet with some additions and subtractions. Here is a link to info about the Polish Alphabet https://mylanguages.org/polish_alphabet.php As you can tell from the pronunciation section the letter ę has a pronunciation which is very similar to how the letters “en” are pronounced, which is why you have seen the name Osękowski written as Osenkowski

Wishing you successful researching,

Dave
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:04 pm      Post subject: Re: Marriage register spelling
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Hi Dave,

Thank you for the info and the link!
I am seeing some people on Geneteka now with the Osękowski name from Niebieszczany.

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Emma
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