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Fathers name Szulc

DebbieC 1 | 1  
1 Oct 2009 /  #1
My father died 20 years ago and we never managed to trace any of his family. Does any body know how I can find any information. I have his DOB , place of birth etc and I recently went to Poland and found nothing.
Polson 5 | 1,770  
1 Oct 2009 /  #2
Polonius is the specialist of Polish names here, but i can tell you one thing which i'm quite sure of: Szulc more than probably comes from the German name Schultz (or Schulz), they are pronounced the same.

It means that you should look for your Polish origin in the western part of Poland. I guess.
caprice49 4 | 224  
2 Oct 2009 /  #3
My father died 20 years ago and we never managed to trace any of his family

There are some Szulc family in UK as well. Are you able to disclose place of birth?
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
2 Oct 2009 /  #4
SZULC - The German word Schultheiß (hamlet chief or village mayor) was the source of the Polish adaptation sołtys (same meaning). However, in dialectic German the term was Schulze and that form evolved into a surname spelt Schulze, Schultz and Schulz.

Its Polonised version Szulc is quite popular in Poland, in fact around 25,000 Poels use that surname. The biggest concentrations are in northern Poland's Gdańsk adn Bydgoszcz areas. Without knowign the area of Poland if not the exact locality your ancestor hailed from, it may be well nigh impossible even for a professional geenalogist to track down your roots. But good luck anyway!
OP DebbieC 1 | 1  
8 Oct 2009 /  #5
Thank you for responding - he was born in a village called Adamow near Radomsko in 1924. I went to this village and it consists of about 4 houses and nobody could help. I also went to the archives but the documents I needed had either been sent elsewhere or were being microfilmed.
caprice49 4 | 224  
22 Oct 2009 /  #6
born in a village called Adamow near Radomsko

You may need to contact the Parish in Radomsko which appears to be the nearest to Adamow. Although anything over a hundred years will be held in central archives - unless the parish has kept them.

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