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Last name "Wujcik"-Immigrated to USA before/during WWI from around Kraków


Kazimierz 5 | 23  
22 Jun 2009 /  #1
I know that I do have some relatives still in Poland (my granfather used to be in contact them bofore he passed), but we have lost touch with them (as my parents do have not contacted them).

I also know that my great-grandfather (who was the one which came to the US) did not get his name chopped of changed, because he never became a legal resident of the US. (Haha, he jumped ship and swam.) He left Poland to meet his wife and family in America. They had left (legally) months earlier to get out of the war. He also had some brothers that immigrated to the US as well. All of them resided in Rhode Island and/or southern Mass.

I was wondering if there is a town near Kraków which has a population of "Wujcik's".

If anyone has any information on this, please pass it on.........

If you have further questions, don't be afraid to ask.
Polonius3 994 | 12,367  
22 Jun 2009 /  #2
Wujcik is either an illiterate Polish misspelling or a deliberate American semi-phonetic respelling attempting to retain something closer to the orginal pronunciation. As such, the attempt was none too successful. Instead of the mispronunciaton WODGE-zick, Anglo-manglers will now say WUDGE-zick -- not much of an improvement! To really achieve that, the name in English-speaking countries should be respelled Vuycheek, but that visually is none too appealing.

Anyway, there are less than 300 Wujciks in Poland but some 88,000 Wójciks. It means the village mayor's son.
OP Kazimierz 5 | 23  
23 Jun 2009 /  #3
Any idea where those 300 Wujcik's are located? I would think they would all be close by.....

I do know a few different Wójcik families, but we have figured out that we were not related, sadly.....

My grandfather, having visited some family in Poland during WWII, said that our name was very rare back in the homeland (and even more so in the USA). So I guess that confirms that my name wasn't chopped or changed....good to have some reassurance.......
Piorun - | 658  
23 Jun 2009 /  #4
Any idea where those 300 Wujcik's are located?

Take a look here..moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/wujcik.html
OP Kazimierz 5 | 23  
23 Jun 2009 /  #5
Wow.....dziekuje, Piorun!!!! Very neat!!!!
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,437  
23 Jun 2009 /  #6
that is a very cool website Piorun, thanks as well.
Polonius3 994 | 12,367  
25 Jun 2009 /  #7
The Wujciks are rather scattered across the country. The largest number are in Mazowsze (Płock and vicinity 45, Greater Warsaw adn environs 39, Radom 11, Ciechanów 22, Skierniewice 7). Others live in the contiguous £ódź region (31) and the neighboring Piotrków area 16. Down south there are none in the Kraków area, but a few in and around Kielce 12, Katowice 7 and Częstochowa 8.

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