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surname Balitewicz

regionpolski 33 | 153  
29 Jul 2007 /  #1
Balitewicz is the surname. From Jaslo. There's an unsubstantiated story that the name was Balitvicious, or basically a Lithuanian surname, but changed to Balitewicz in the 1870's. The Balitewicz's emmigrated to the U.S. in 1899 and settled in Pennsyvania. Does anybody have any opinions?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
29 Jul 2007 /  #2

I checked in google and all these people seem to be American. Maybe It was changed a bit already in USA ?
OP regionpolski 33 | 153  
29 Jul 2007 /  #3
They're all my relatives.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
29 Jul 2007 /  #4
The whole family left to America ?
OP regionpolski 33 | 153  
31 Jul 2007 /  #5
My great-grandfather, as well as all of his brothers and any spouses, came over as adults. I don't know if it was all at once, or over a period of years. Some of them had children born in Poland, while others were born in the U.S. Their parents remained in Poland. I don't know if their parents had relatives with the same surname. Of course, this was over 100 years ago. In the interim, Poland has been involved in two World Wars, and three regional wars, as well as 50 years of Communism.

Maybe It was changed a bit already in USA ?

To the best of my knowledge, Balitewicz is the original spelling.
bookratt 6 | 85  
15 Aug 2007 /  #6

It will tell you where most people with that name originated from or ended up and pop up windows with lots of genealogy related info and family trees from other people with that name in their tree...

It's free and very easy to use, but you'll need a fast connection (broadband preferred) and you should probably close all other windows you have open first, as the vista-like windows that pop up with all the results (about 15) need the view space/memory to do so.

Try each spelling of the name and also change the country search from Poland to USA
(there are 7 different USA searches to run).

Run each name/varied spelling separately. You'll get some differences when you do it that way, better than if you just ran one or two.

Bet you'll find something useful doing that.

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