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starshadow



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Post Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:55 am      Post subject: meanings of these surnames
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Please help me understand the origins and meanings of any of the following Polish surnames?

Ciecierski, Ciecwierski, Cietwierski
Swiecki
Spizarny
Jenda
Szostak
Przychodniow
Przybylowski
Prazych
Wieczorek
Patoka, Patoczak
Gontarz
Ustach, Ustaszewski
Korzeniecki
Goc, Goszczyk, Goscicki
Mielczarski, Mielczarz, Mielczarzek, Mielczarczyk
Rozanski
Lemanowicz
Purkuszewski, Porkusiewski, Porkusiak
Pruchenski
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Agnieszka Pawlus
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:34 am      Post subject:
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Starshadow,

The meaning of some of them was already explained on this Forum:
Ciecierski: https://forum.polishorigins.com/viewtopic.php?p=17364#17364

Mielczarek: https://forum.polishorigins.com/viewtopic.php?p=8196#8196

Różański: https://forum.polishorigins.com/viewtopic.php?p=14737#14737

As for others, I will try to reply you systematically - there are a few very interesting examples and I will have a closer look on them with pleasure Smile
Aga


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:11 am      Post subject:
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This is what I managed to find so far:
Surname Szostak was noted for the first time in 1406 and it can be derived directly from the noun szostak / szóstak, (old Polish coin equal to six - sześć - grosz).

Surname Przybyłowicz can be interpreted in two ways. A form of surmane Przybył/Przybyła - comes from the "who arrived". Surname Przybyła was noted in Poland for the first time in 1486. Surname Przybyłowicz was recorded in Poland for the first time in 1648.

Wieczorek surname comes from the noun evening and could originally mean someone born at this time of the day. K. Rymut (Surnames of Poles, Wrocław 1991, p. 289) states that this form was recorded in Poland in 1435.

Patok - this surname comes from the noun patok/potok, meaning: stream. Surname Patok was recorded in Poland for the first time in 1401.

Korzeniewski - surname created from the name of the town or village of Korzeniew, Korzeniewo or similar. Also could be created from the noun "root" = korzeń.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:18 pm      Post subject:
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Thank you very much Aga and OlaEm. This is very helpful.

Any ideas about Święcki, Spiżarny, or Jenda?
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:06 am      Post subject: Meaning of Święcki surname
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Surname Święcki might come from Polish święty - „saint”. Accordingly to Hoffman's Polish surnames it is a toponym coming from the villages Święte or Święciny.

Nowadays there are 1756 individuals using the surname Święcki/Święcka living in Poland.

Listen how this surname is pronounced in Polish (click on the “Listen” button): https://translate.google.pl/#view=home&op=translate&sl=pl&tl=en&text=%C5%9Awi%C4%99cki

See the records available in Geneteka: https://geneszukacz.genealodzy.pl/index.php?search_lastname=%C5%9Awi%C4%99cki&from_date=&to_date=&rpp1=&bdm=&url1=&w=&lang=pol&op=se

What is interesting, there is also the surname Świecki (e instead of ę), which means "secural".


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:33 am      Post subject: Meaning of Spiżarny surname
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Spiżarny might come from spiżarnia - pantry, granary (archaic word spiża meant food), or from spiż - an alloy of tin, copper, and zinc with lead; an object made
of this alloy, such as a bell or cannon.

This is a very rare surname - only 25 individuals using it nowadays, almost all of them living in Podlasie area (check the website: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/

Listen how your surname is pronounced in Polish (click on the “Listen” button): https://translate.google.pl/#view=home&op=translate&sl=pl&tl=en&text=Spi%C5%BCarny

See some records available in Geneteka: https://geneszukacz.genealodzy.pl/index.php?search_lastname=Spi%C5%BCarny&from_date=&to_date=&rpp1=&bdm=&url1=&w=&lang=pol&op=se

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:42 am      Post subject: Meaning of Jenda surname
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Jenda comes from given name Jan with -e- instead of -a-.

Currently there are 287 individuals using the surname Jenda living in Poland. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Jenda

Listen how your surname is pronounced in Polish (click on the “Listen” button): https://translate.google.pl/#view=home&op=translate&sl=pl&tl=en&text=Jenda

See what records with this surname are available in Geneteka: https://geneszukacz.genealodzy.pl/index.php?search_lastname=Jenda&from_date=&to_date=&rpp1=&bdm=&url1=&w=&lang=pol&op=se

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:03 am      Post subject:
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Very interesting. Thank you very much Aga.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:15 am      Post subject: The origin of Gontarz surname
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starshadow,

Gontarz is from Polish gont, “small board for covering a roof", "shingle". Gontarz is “one who makes shingles or puts them on a roof”.

Nowadays there are 2727 individuals using this surname living in Poland. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Gontarz .
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:54 am      Post subject:
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That makes sense. Thanks again Aga.
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:39 pm      Post subject:
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Any ideas about Prazych (Prazyszczak) or Ustach (Ustasiewski)?
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