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Surname: Skobalo/Skobało

meteora 1 | 2  
17 Feb 2008 /  #1

Has anyone heard of the surname Skobalo/Skobało? Is it Polish or Russian/Ukrainian (as I was told)? Yet, my father says it could be an obscure Polish name "derived from something else", however, he thinks everything is Polish!

Kidding aside, this was my maternal grandmother's maiden-name. Her mother's maiden name was Przystawska. I was told that there is a history of Polish/Ukrainian/Russian marriages in this branch of the family.

My grandmother was born in Lubeck, Germany as Anna Skobala and moved to Warsaw where she was taken as a forced labourer during the early years of the war. She "worked" in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. She was Polish-speaking in terms of mother tongue, but also spoke German. She married my grandfather, a Russian in Paris and he died approximately three years later. She had five siblings, who she never heard of again and one of which was a priest. I am conducting research on this branch of my family, however, its a dead end. She had beautiful pale eyes unfortunately, I cannot remember if there were blue or green, yet they were striking. Just curious if this rings a bell with anyone. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
RJ_cdn - | 267  
17 Feb 2008 /  #2
Looks like the are at least 18 Skobało's in Poland.
10 in Wrocław province
6 in Wałbrzych province
1 in £ódź and 1 in Sieradz provinces
OP meteora 1 | 2  
17 Feb 2008 /  #3
Wow! That was quick! A good start for me and so nice of you, thanks.
17 Mar 2008 /  #4
Hello Meteora!
I am looking for the same surname too!My grand mother was Anna Skubała,I don't know where she was born but this family was living near the city Częstochowa.She had two brothers were living in Germany.

The surname Skubała is going from the verb -skubać- in english :nibble,pluck or browse
The surname Skobała or Skobala it is the same but written in dialect.If you are interested in more tell me it.Inna Kart
razoo - | 1  
28 Jun 2008 /  #5
hi Inak and Meteora
My name is Anna Skubała and I was born in Częstochowa.
It's very interesting.
Anna is really very pop polish name.
If you are interested more details please contact with me.
8 Mar 2009 /  #6
Hello, my name is Maria Eugenia Skobala and I'm argentina.
My grandfather was Eugenio Skobala. Born in Poland. In WWII (II Worl War) he was in Italy and then came to live in Argentina.
Someone met him? Someone may be my family?
Maria Eugenia

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