Stefchu 1 Jun 2007 / #1My Father was born with the first name of Mieczyslaw. My Mother called him: "Mike" and occasionally: "Michael." He had his name legally changed to: "Mitchell." Does Mieczyslaw literally translate to "Michael" or "Mitchell", or does the name Mieczyslaw have no English equivalent? Our surname is "Byczek", and my parents always told me this translates to "baby bull" or "little bull." Is that the proper translation of "Byczek?" Last but not least, my Grandfather's surname was "Stec." When we was on the boat to America, the captain of the ship had an hearing problem, and when the captain asked my Grandfather what his name was, and he responded with: "Stec", the captain misheard what he said, and "Germanized" the name as "Stetz" on my Grandfather's immigration papers. When they were children, everybody thought my Mother and my Aunt were Germans because they had blond hair, and a German sounding last name. Does anybody know what "Stec" means?Thank you in advance!Sincerely,Steven Byczek.