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The Name "Szumilas"


literaturecat 5 | 10  
21 Oct 2009 /  #1
Hi, All--

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the surname Szumilas. My paternal great-grandmother's name was Mary Szumilas (from Tarnów). Does the name have a meaning? Is it an uncommon name?

Thanks in advance for your insight.
Piorun - | 658  
21 Oct 2009 /  #2
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the surname Szumilas

Can't say that I do but when you cross reference that name on "moikrewni" page you will find that some people with that name live in Dąbrowa Tarnowska region and I have noticed that you have asked for a village name of Brzezówka which also happens to be in that region, so there's a strong probability that this might be the place you were asking for.
Sildar - | 34  
21 Oct 2009 /  #3
Szumi = to hum(like trees), make a noise
Las means forest
So it means humming forest.
OP literaturecat 5 | 10  
21 Oct 2009 /  #4
Thanks, Sildar. What a wonderful name. :-)
I wish it were mine.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
21 Oct 2009 /  #5
Szumilas can also be translated as Rustlewood.

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