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Boppagirl



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Post Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:16 pm      Post subject: surname Surowicz
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Hello, I am new to the site. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the origin and meaning of the surname Surowicz? I have an immigration record for a great-great grandmother that says place of origin was "Czajkowa." Is this only a Jewish name?
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Slav
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:33 pm      Post subject:
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Hello,

The surname Surowicz originates from the Polish adjective surowy meaning "raw, crude, coarse, unrefined".

If we look at it as a Jewish name, it seems to me it would be a metronymic meaning "son of Sura". It was rare in Poland for surnames to originate from the mother, but it did happen.

In 2002, there were 54 individuals with the surname Surowicz living in Poland. A detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Surowicz

As you can see most representatives of this surname lived in the following towns and cities:
Słupsk (13)
Sucha Beskidzka (6)
Gdańsk (6)
Lwówek Śląski (5)
Bolesławiec (5)
Warszawa (5)
Polkowice (3)
Kartuzy (3)
Gdynia (2)
Kwidzyn (2)

If you'd like to hear how your surname is pronounced in Polish, please go to http://tinyurl.com/cbaghal and click the Loudspeaker icon in the Polish box to listen. By the way, Google's translation is wrong because it confuses the surname with the word surowica which means "serum".

Click here http://polishorigins.com/databases/index?s=Surowicz to check what can be found about your surname in the PolishOrigins Databases tool. The first results are related to PolishOrigins (strange, isn't it? Very Happy ) but if you click on to the following pages, you will see results from other websites too.

Czajkowa is a village in Mielec county in the Podkarpackie Province in southeastern Poland: http://goo.gl/maps/nJ9m

I hope that this information will be useful to you and that you will find more clues in the PolishOrigins forum.

Best wishes,

Slav
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Boppagirl



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Post Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:57 pm      Post subject:
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Thank you for your help!
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