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Polish Roots: Doda or Roda


Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
31 Jul 2007 /  #1
MY Polish roots go pretty far back.. theres one name that confuses me
and I am not sure which way to go with this one..

one of my GG aunts married a Doda or Roda? is that name polish?

anyone have any ideas on a real name spelling?

or know a website that I could possibly check ?
Goonie 8 | 242  
31 Jul 2007 /  #2
one of my friends name is Duda, he has polish ancestry
OP Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
31 Jul 2007 /  #3
A second name I am looking for is Dzierzgowski/Dzierzgowska

in some records the name was spelled Dziergowski.. the Z was missing.. that
probably a error ...

one of my friends name is Duda, he has polish ancestry

I thought of Duda to.. the translation came off a russian script so it could be
duda.. but without a correct spelling thats all I have.. I was told the two other
names are legal polish names. ( I dont know)

Thanks goonie for responding.. that is food for thought.. it could be duda
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
31 Jul 2007 /  #4
Dzierzgowski/Dzierzgowska - definitely legal names, there are 2 villages named Dzierzgów in my area, so the surnames derivated from this name is very likely (although I never met anybody with that name :)

I guess you probably know that the ending -i is for males, -a for females
no idea about Roda/Doda, sorry, the problem with short names is that every letter is important

lol, I knew she had it coming since the moment I saw the thread title :)
OP Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
31 Jul 2007 /  #5
lol, I knew she had it coming since the moment I saw the thread title :)

ok ya guys,, thats not what I was talking about!!! lol
Shawn_H  
31 Jul 2007 /  #6
yeah me neither, but come to think of it....
OP Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
31 Jul 2007 /  #7
* shakes head *.... What is always on your mind fellas , what if that is my cousin!!

shame on you!!! lol
Shawn_H  
31 Jul 2007 /  #8
If your half as good lookin as yer cousin, yer all right with me!
OP Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
31 Jul 2007 /  #9
Well, I think she has me beat.. she is alot younger by the looks..

I am sure if she was really my cousin, she came to visit I think my door would
be knocked down!! geese. lol..

Dzierzgowski/Dzierzgowska - definitely legal names, there are 2 villages named Dzierzgów in my area, so the surnames derivated from this name is very likely (although I never met anybody with that name :)

with most, isnt it usually how their surnames are formed by the town in which they
came from? with the female and male endings..

and I made a slight error on the roda should be goda.. is that legal name??
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
1 Aug 2007 /  #10
There are several main sources (like in other languages) for surnames. Geographic/toponymic ones are (according to wikipedia, but I guess it's taken from some official statistics) the seventh most popular group (8,2%)

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polskie_nazwiska#Podzia.C5.82_nazwisk_ze_wzgl.C4.99du_na_tre.C5.9B.C4.87_zawart.C4.85_w_rdzeniu

Goda - still no idea, but according to those statistics ~6% of the names are foreign, ambiguous, general, hard to explain, so you can't really eliminate any possibility (unless it's phonetically too strange for our language, but all of them, Doda, Goda or even Roda, are phonetically OK)
OP Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
2 Aug 2007 /  #11
I have idea on getting the actual name spelling .. TY for the help :)
PolishXBarbie 3 | 50  
2 Aug 2007 /  #12
you shouldnt use wikipedia....anybody can edit it sooo most is false or tampered information
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
3 Aug 2007 /  #13
the stats on Polish surnames on wikipedia - they refer the original sources, if you don't trust them, you may check some of their sources, if you really want to go deep into the subject :)
monkos 1 | 5  
27 Jan 2008 /  #14
I knew someone in NH with the name Doda & they came from Poland.

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