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Do I Look Polish? (my grandfather was Polish)


literaturecat 5 | 10  
10 Aug 2008 /  #1
Hello, All--

A few people have told me that they could tell "just by looking" that I have Polish ancestry. (My grandfather was Polish.) Do you think they were feeding me a line, or do you think I do look Polish? Just curious. (I'm the female in the pic.)

Also, does anyone have any information about the surname "Kupiec"? Is there a particular part of the country where that name is common?



Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
10 Aug 2008 /  #2
He does.
I guess you do too but him moreso.

You guys are a nice looking couple. (please tell me you're a couple and not brother and sister or something)
OP literaturecat 5 | 10  
10 Aug 2008 /  #3
Thanks for the compliment (and the response).

Yes, he is my husband, not my brother. (It's funny you should say he looks Polish. To our knowledge, he has no Polish ancestry. He's German and French.)
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
10 Aug 2008 /  #4
Really? i was gonna say maybe that! Well anyhow here's to a lovely couple! all the best for you two.
southern 75 | 7,096  
10 Aug 2008 /  #5
No,only the cheeks look polish.You are probably mixed.Maybe italian-polish sth like that.Or french-polish.
craic_monster 1 | 44  
10 Aug 2008 /  #6
Don't know about Polish looks an' all, but lucky ol' Troy's got himself a real beaut.

And I don't think anyone'll disagree with that!
billpawl - | 32  
10 Aug 2008 /  #7
Wow, you look almost identical to my cousin's wife, who is an American of Polish descent.
rychlik 41 | 373  
11 Aug 2008 /  #8
You look "all American". Hard to pin point ethnicity though. What's the rest of your ancestry? You're only a 1/4 Polish?
But it's good you picked a white guy.
Andrew78 - | 97  
11 Aug 2008 /  #9
Good for you girl
Good luck
espana 17 | 910  
11 Aug 2008 /  #10
You guys are a nice looking couple

for me you two look like barbie and ken



OP literaturecat 5 | 10  
11 Aug 2008 /  #11
You wouldn't think so if you saw me in person. I'm only five feet tall and I don't have unusually large breasts. (I remember reading somewhere that if Barbie's measurements were extrapolated to the point where she were human sized, she'd be very tall and have a chest so large she'd have trouble not toppling over.) Besides, I have a hunchback and an extra finger (like Anne Boelyn). Just kidding.

As for the rest of my ancestry, I'm 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 French, and 1/4 who knows what (one of my grandparents was adopted, though we suspect he was English).

Thanks for the compliment, craic_monster.
HelenaWojtczak 28 | 177  
11 Aug 2008 /  #12
Yes you look Polish, and he looks German.

I'm half Polish but I don't look Polish at all!
Andrew78 - | 97  
11 Aug 2008 /  #13
So you half black,half Polish.Right
southern 75 | 7,096  
11 Aug 2008 /  #14
You are probably mixed.Maybe italian-polish sth like that.Or french-polish.

I'm 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 French, and 1/4 who knows what

I told you already.Definetely only high cheeks have remained from the polish phenotype.
Dutch is the line between the eyes and the front and the mouth.
The eyes are french.
Calicoe 2 | 133  
15 Aug 2008 /  #15
Hi:

I would like to borrow your thread to ask the same question. I hope I am not intruding. I was adopted as a child and am recently discovering my Eastern European ancestry. I know that my maternal grandmother was Polish, and my maternal grandfather was Hungarian. The other side of my biological roots were from Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean, and include Arawak Indian. All I have for now is this goofy picture, but hopefully, it will do.

So, do I look Polish?

Thanks for your feedback.


  • Me
polishgirltx  
15 Aug 2008 /  #16
and do i look Polish?
who cares ppl....
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
15 Aug 2008 /  #17
So, do I look Polish?

It's not such an easy question to answer. I have three girls in the house and no two of them look the same. And two of them are sisters.

I'm sure that we all have characteristics that might fit. I'm not sure about your eyes...maybe yes maybe no. Your cheeks and the lower part of your face look too full.
Calicoe 2 | 133  
15 Aug 2008 /  #18
"and do i look Polish?
who cares ppl...."

Well, it's obvious that I do. If you don't, why respond?
bohobabe - | 39  
15 Aug 2008 /  #19
Calicoe- you look like a polish girl i know Agneshka
so yeah in my oppinion you do
Calicoe 2 | 133  
15 Aug 2008 /  #20
It's not such an easy question to answer. I have three girls in the house and no two of them look the same. And two of them are sisters.

I'm sure that we all have characteristics that might fit. I'm not sure about your eyes...maybe yes maybe no. Your cheeks and the lower part of your face look too full.

Thank you for your feedback. It could be that I resemble my Hungarian side more, or my biological father's side. Since I am adopted and have not been to either country yet, this is but one way I have of seeking out questions of identity.

Calicoe- you look like a polish girl i know Agneshka
so yeah in my oppinion you do

Thanks for your feedback bohobabe.
Barney 15 | 1,476  
15 Aug 2008 /  #22
Hi Calicoe
Try not to get too mixed up over your ancestry. My Mother was adopted and the search for her roots literally drove her mad. It’s always nice to know where you come from and have family stories retold. I had that on my dad’s side but my mother would always stiffen during the retellings.
Calicoe 2 | 133  
15 Aug 2008 /  #23
Yeah, thanks Barney. But, that's easy for you to say because you weren't adopted.
Barney 15 | 1,476  
15 Aug 2008 /  #24
So, do I look Polish?

It doesn't matter.
Do your searches and good luck :-)
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
15 Aug 2008 /  #25
So, do I look Polish?

Have you taken a DNA test to find out what your mtDNA haplogroup is?

The only thing I can say about your look is that your eyebrows look European because of their light color.
Calicoe 2 | 133  
15 Aug 2008 /  #26
No, I haven't taken one yet but I'd love to do so. I also have ancestry from Hungary and Arawak Indians, so I'd love to see why my haplogroup will show.

Edit: I tried to upload another picture, but my files are too big.
polishgirltx  
15 Aug 2008 /  #27
Calicoe, i have a Polish friend who looks a bit like you... dark brown eyes, blond hair and high cheeks... but sometimes it's hard to say what nationality somebody is only by looks...
Calicoe 2 | 133  
15 Aug 2008 /  #28
I know. I'm sorry to seem self-absorbed. I'm not. It's just that the curiosity gets to me sometimes. I am from New York but currently living in DC, so I will have to seek some of them out (Poles in NY). Thanks for your thoughtful responses.
SSpringer 5 | 55  
15 Aug 2008 /  #29
well i figure i should get in on this too.. Do i look polish?



Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
15 Aug 2008 /  #30
Yes. Very much so.

I guess you are now going to tell us that you are not. :)

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