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Kaliczak Family

6 Jun 2008 /  #1
We are searching for my husband's family which originated in Poland. If there are any persons out there with the same name, we would appreciate hearing from you. My e-mail is
Polonius3 980 | 12277  
7 Jun 2008 /  #2
If interested in a custom-researched analysis of the Kaliczuk surname, please conatct research60@gmail
11 Jun 2008 /  #3
Hello, My son married a Polish Women and lives in Poland. She has an uncle who l eft for America, he was born around 1890 and his name was Jozef Kaliszuk. I know it isn't the same, but it is similar.

Take Care, Eleanor Rose
Polonius3 980 | 12277  
12 Jun 2008 /  #4
Kaliczuk is an eastern (Ruthenianised) version of Kaliczak. It's basic root is "kalika" (dialectic for "kaleka" - cripple; PC verison: physically challenged). The "-uk" and "-ak" are both typical patronymic endings, so the name originated to identify someone as "the son of a cripple".

As for Kaliszuk, one cannot rule out that a simple misspelling had occurred, esp. since the letter "s" in Cyrillic is written like a "c".

However, more likely than not Kaliszuk came about as a patronymic nickname describing someone as the "son of Kalikst" (Callixtus - a rare forename in English but once fairly popular on the continent). For more surname information please contact research60@gmail
21 Apr 2009 /  #5
My Mother was a Kaliczak; her Dad was from Dauphin, MB, Canada. His family was from Galicia, Austria. Kyle
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17 Jun 2009 /  #6
hello I am Kaliczak and live in Poland. Do you have polnish roots?
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24 Aug 2009 /  #7
My Grandpa's parents were from Galicia, "Austria," but we know it's Poland. They came to Canada in 1897. Grandpa's, Mother's, Maiden name was, Wolf.

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