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Father born in Wieruszow - Amrozynska, Knop


Jo-Anne  
3 Nov 2009 /  #1
My paternal grandmother was Józefa Amroźynska is this a polish name she married Franciszek Knop
gumishu 11 | 5,857  
3 Nov 2009 /  #2
yes it is - though it should be spelled as Amrożyńska (perhaps Ambrożyńska but not necessarily)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
3 Nov 2009 /  #3
Knop was probably originally derived from German "Knopf" (button, knob, pommel of a sword, etc.) The original Knopf may have been a button-maker or seller or hailed from some such locality as Knopfendorf, Knopfenwald, Knopfenfeld, etc.
TheOther 6 | 3,692  
3 Nov 2009 /  #4
Jo-Anne

Knop or Knoop is a German name. Members of that family were farmers who mainly settled in the Posen/Poznan area, AFAIK.

houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/knoop-family-crest.htm
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
3 Nov 2009 /  #5
German "Knopf"

Also a Jewish name.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
4 Nov 2009 /  #6
Most Every name, from Margolis, Szapiro, Blumental, Lubartower, Gryn, Wajs, Apfel, Szwarc, Rosenzweig, Birnbaum or Birnbojm (Yiddish) to Nowak, Kowalski, Lewandowski, Wójcik, Zieliński, Szymański and Antonowicz can be a Jewish name.

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