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Is Kraszewski a famous last name is Poland?

25 Jun 2009 /  #1
My dad recently told me that my great great grandmother had given herself the last name Kraszewski when her husband left her, in order to gain respect in the Polish district of Hamilton, Ontario (I THINK this was the city, I know it was Ontario). He said that it was a really famous name and people respected it, and it was the only way she could get by since she was without a husband.

Is Kraszewski a famous name in Poland? Or was it?
Switezianka - | 463  
25 Jun 2009 /  #2
There were three writers: Kraszewski, Karasicki and Krasiński. And Polish high school students never remember which is which :)
Polonius3 994 | 12,380  
27 Jun 2009 /  #3
Józef Kraszewski was one of the world's most prolific prose writers who left behind some 600 volumes of prose including numerous novels.
OP skan  
1 Jul 2009 /  #4
I've seen some things on Józef Kraszewski, but it doesnt still quite answer my question if people respect that last name in Poland... ?

The high school comment though kind of veers towards its not known that much.
13 Aug 2009 /  #5
What was your great great grandmothers surname before she changed it?

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