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Surname: Renkoski from Radzinowa

EbonyandBathory 5 | 249  
18 Feb 2008 /  #1
My name is Nick Renkoski and I'm a 3rd Generation Polish-American. My family came to America in the late 19th Century from a place called Radzinowa which I believe is near Płock. Renkoski, while clearly Polish is probably not what my family was called over. I could be wrong but I've had it suggested that the name was probably changed at Ellis Island and was maybe

Renkowski or Rzenkowski

Any thoughts?

Oh, and the family moved to Southwest Missouri if that helps at all. Thanks, this has been a family secret for years and it would be nice to have it resolved.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
18 Feb 2008 /  #2
Renkowski or Rzenkowski

Rather the 1st one.
OP EbonyandBathory 5 | 249  
18 Feb 2008 /  #3
That's what we figured. It didn't seem right to have a "Ski" with no "W." Everybody pronounces it Ren-COW-ski anyway, although we've gone by Ren-ka-ski for a long time, even though it would have been Ren-COV-ski in Poland, right? Most people add a "W" when they spell it.
20 Feb 2008 /  #4
Hi, as i couldn't find radzimowa in poland.. check for Radzimow .. when you say "i'm from radzimow" in poland you say "jestem z radzimowa" so quite similar to "radzinowa"..

what's more you can find name "Rękowski" (Rekowski) in Luban, which is 20km from Radzimow..

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