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MEANINGS OF SELECTED NAMES; PŁOSZAJ, BIELAŃSKI, STEFAN, IRENA, DUMANOWSKI


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
28 Jan 2009 /  #1
P£OSZAJ - from the płoszyć (to scare up), possibly a nickname given to a hunt beater who hit tree trunks with a stick and rustled bushes to scare out any game for the squire to take pot shots at. Or a toponymic nickname from Płoszów or Płoszyce (Frightville, Scareboro).

BIELAŃSKI - Bielański means a resident of Bielany. That locality's name might be translated as Whiteville, Whitmont, etc.

STEFAN - popular Polish Christian name from Greek Stephanos meaning garland or crown.

IRENA - popular Polish Christian name from Greek goddess of peace, Eirene.

DUMANOWSKI - root from dumać (to ponder, think, ruminate, consider). There is a locality in Croatia called Duman which would be the perfect toponymic soruce. Dumanovksy is known in other Slavonic lands as well.

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