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How common is the Matuszewski name

Ranj 21 | 948  
2 Oct 2006 /  #1
Matuszewski in Poland and why is it so difficult to find an address or telephone number in Poland?
Kowalski 7 | 621  
2 Oct 2006 /  #2
It is a fairly common name....:)
We have some strange, overreacting legal rules protecting privicy. Shortly it is illigal to make personal data available to public without individual's consent. Many people seem to enjoy and enforce this rulling. Apartment's intercom (entry phone) would often list only apartment's numbers and no names. Phone company TPSA...and this is strange is charging a fee for your name and number to BE... listed.
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
2 Oct 2006 /  #3
Thanks Kowalski! I knew there were some privacy issues but I wasn't sure why? What part of Poland do you reside in?
Kowalski 7 | 621  
2 Oct 2006 /  #4
Poznan and Szczecin:)
17 Oct 2006 /  #5
were does my name come from ,?????? petrowski, or it can be spelled pietrowski
Kowalski 7 | 621  
17 Oct 2006 /  #6
There was somebody in your family whose name was Peter or Piotr. Since the name of St. Peter was popular to have in that area and simply there were too many sons of different Peters to figure who was who some were given names Piotrowski, Piotrkowski, Pietras and Petrowroski or Pietrowski. The name was given usually by a priest who was the only one who could write into parish books (books of births, books of married, books of dead) The data was later used by state administration to create its own database for military conscript, taxes, IDs, etc.
semper_malus - | 21  
17 Oct 2006 /  #7

There is in Polan abot 16819 (+/- 8) citizens that have name Matuszewski.

Most of them live in Warsaw.
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
18 Oct 2006 /  #8
:)My friend is from Warsaw, what a surprise!:)
Jola 7 | 71  
12 Nov 2006 /  #9
please forgive me I cant understand the function of the messages from
There is only 6o under Leszczynski ....and Matuszewski 16819.
My family come from Dankow(Klobuck/Czestochowa)former Russian dominated.
My father was born (urodzenia) in Rebielice near Mokra.
Leif Stani Leszczynski,Denmark
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
15 Nov 2006 /  #10
Hi Jola,
From what I understand, it justs means that there are 60 Leszczynskis currently living in Poland, which would not make it a very common name. I could be wrong on this, since I don't understand how to read Polish, but that is how I interpret the website.

Jola 7 | 71  
16 Nov 2006 /  #11
Thanks. fore the reflection!

I have found out, that there are more Leszczyncy (23.4oo) than Matuszewski.
Leif leszczynski
25 Nov 2006 /  #12
I am currently tracing my family tree. My surname is Pyszky, but I have now been given my grandfathers passport, which states his surname was Pyszka. Threre is only 800 or so. Does anyone know the meaning of the surname?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 Nov 2006 /  #13
Unflattering nickname for a self-satisfied or high-blown person......from a derivative of pycha 'conceit', 'overweening pride'.
25 Nov 2006 /  #14
Nice!! I was hoping for something a little more exotic!! It states his birthplace as Brodnica. Do you know if that is a big place or small town? I am going to Poland in a few weeks, but to Wroclaw. This will be my first visit to Poland, I cant wait to see everything. Thank you for your translation:)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 Nov 2006 /  #15
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
25 Nov 2006 /  #16
emmalily, Brodnica is a small place.
26 Nov 2006 /  #17
Thank you for your warm welcome. Maybe it will be easier to trace records if I am dealing with a small place. Its hard when you dont speak the language and dont have much to go on!! I must do more investigating. I have only just started, and arent doing to bad so far. Does anyone know if they hold records in the local churches?I have my great grandfathers name, and apparently he was a farmer. I have been told that many of the family perished in a concentration camp.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
26 Nov 2006 /  #18

When are you coming to Wroclaw. Would you like some help when you get here ? Do you want someone to make some calls ?

If you think I can help please send me an e-mail, through my profile. You might have to become a member to do it.
12 Jun 2007 /  #19
Can anyone tell me the Polish spelling of my grandmother's last name? It is prnounced Matreeootz in English. She never wrote anything down, all I have is how it is pronounced. Can anyone help?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
12 Jun 2007 /  #20
Matriuc? maybe...
13 Jun 2007 /  #21
Thank you. I think that will help.

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