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hannahblack26
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:17 pm      Post subject:
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Hello - if it's not too much trouble, I'm interested in learning what the surnames Blachowicz and Gelik (with various spellings of Gelich, Gellick, Gelics, Gillich) mean. I do know the Gelik family member (her name was Ursula) was from Kalisz, which if my research is correct was under Prussian or Austrian control, whereas the Blachowicz family member was from Krasice or Krasicze, which was under Russian control.
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Aga Pawlus
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:14 am      Post subject:
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Hannah,

Blachowicz is from Polish blacha, “sheet metal, tin,”. It can be also surname Błachowicz which comes from the given name Błażej

In 2002 there were 62 individuals using the surname Blachowicz living in Poland. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Blachowicz . There were 1525 individuals using surname Błachowicz: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/B%C5%82achowicz

Listen how Blachowicz surname is pronounced in Polish (click on the “Listen” button): https://translate.google.com/#pl/en/Blachowicz and Błachowicz: https://translate.google.com/#pl/en/B%C5%82achowicz

Click here http://polishorigins.com/databases/index?s=Blachowicz to check what can be found about your surname in the PolishOrigins Databases tool.


Gelik or Gielik might have German origins, however this is only my guess, I have not found this in any source.

In 2002 there were 19 individuals using the surname Gielik living in Poland. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Gielik . There were only 5 individuals using surname Gelik: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Gelik

Listen how Gielik surname is pronounced in Polish (click on the “Listen” button): https://translate.google.com/#pl/en/Gielik and Gelik: https://translate.google.com/#pl/en/Gelik

Click here http://polishorigins.com/databases/index?s=Gelik to check what can be found about the surname Gelik in the PolishOrigins Databases tool.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:52 pm      Post subject:
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http://www.stankiewicze.com/index.php?kat=44&sub=772
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Gelik - od niemieckich nazw osobowych Geill, Gehl.

From the German surnames, Geill, Gehl.
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:21 pm      Post subject:
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I found out that the original Polish surname was spelled Gielicz. It appears to be somewhat rare since there aren't many records on it.
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