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Linda



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Post Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:07 pm      Post subject: surnames
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I am interested in these surnames, appreciate any information on Gornicz, Szwed, Waszkiewicz.
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Zenon
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:32 pm      Post subject:
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Welcome to the Forum Linda,

Gornicz or rather with Polish vowel "ó" Górnicz; Gór- from Polish góra - „mountain”. Also in personal and place names, and the root górny - has to do with "high and mighty, proud".

In 2002 there were 441 people using the surname Górnicz living in Poland. The most of them lived in Częstochowa where is located the biggest Polish sanctuary, place of Madonna cult in Jasna Góra which literally means "Bright Mountain". Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/G%C3%B3rnicz .

Listen how your surname is pronounced in Polish (speakers turned on): http://say.expressivo.com/o7yZFjFm .

Click here: http://polishorigins.com/databases/index?s=g%C3%B3rnicz to check what can be found about your surname in Polish Genealogy Databases.



Szwed literally from Polish "Swede".

This is a popular surname in Poland. In 2002 there were 8554 people using the surname Szwed. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Szwed .


Listen how your surname is pronounced in Polish (speakers turned on): http://say.expressivo.com/ewa/szwed .

And here you will find other PolishOrigins members interested in Szwed surname: http://polishorigins.com/surnames/search/string/szwed .



Waszkiewicz; Was- given name element (Wa- : Wasyl, Wawrzyniec or Wan = Ivan) + suffix s[z].

In 2002 there were 5426 people using the surname Waszkiewicz living in Poland. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Waszkiewicz .


In 19th century there was one noble family Waszkiewicz living in Bielsk region.

Listen how your surname is pronounced in Polish (speakers turned on): http://say.expressivo.com/jacek/waszkiewicz .

Click here: http://polishorigins.com/databases/index?s=waszkiewicz to check what can be found about your surname in Polish Genealogy Databases.

And here you will find other PolishOrigins members interested in Waszkiewicz surname: http://polishorigins.com/surnames/search/string/waszkiewicz


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Linda



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Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:23 pm      Post subject:
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Hi Zenon,

Thank you for the welcome and especially for all this amazing information.
This website is wonderful!
My sister and I are trying to find information about my grandparent's families in Poland and don't have too much to go on.
Thanks to your help we have a great start!
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:38 pm      Post subject:
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I am searching for three Szwed's who left Europe from Hamburg and sailed to the US. The year was 1910. Dominik, Stanislaw and Josef Szwed. Josef was my grandfather who was born 1889 in what he said was the town of Borowo and his father's name was Adam. By 1917 his WWII draft card lists his location of birth as Lida Wilanska Russia. I have an old map of Poland from 1902 and at that time most of Poland was Russian territory. Google brings up as many as 15 places named Borowo. The northern Borowo I have ruled out as it was Prussian territory at that time. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. My grandfather listed his race as Lithuanian from the country of Russia. Anybody got a clue?
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