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Tarnowice vs Tarnow - Polish town names

escapee3 8 | 63  
26 Oct 2009 /  #1
Is Tarnowce and Tarnow the same place? If so, what's the relevance of the 'ce' part?

Thanks for any help...

peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
26 Oct 2009 /  #2

Tarnowce - Słupiec, gm. £ubnice, pow. Staszów, woj. świętokrzyskie

OP escapee3 8 | 63  
27 Oct 2009 /  #3
Thanks, Peter, I appreciate the response.

I'm still a little confused, though. I looked at the map you kindly linked for me, and it has a red circle about 40km NE of Tarnow, but I still see no mention of Tarnowce. Are you saying Tarnowce is a region and these other places you mention are part of it?

I'm assuming Słupiec, gm. £ubnice, pow. Staszów, woj. świętokrzyskie are places - I'm a only a week into teaching myself Polish and so still mumbling Nie, Tak, and Dzień Dobry at the moment. I get funny looks on the bus :-). So, sorry if I appear a bit simple with that.

If you, or anyone else, could expand on it I'd be grateful.


peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
27 Oct 2009 /  #4
The only hits in google are about road refurbishment.

Road no 0822 T, Ruszcza - Budziska - Słupiec - Tarnowce

and one in postcode seach engine:

Kod pocztowy: 28-230
Powiat: staszowski
Gmina: £ubnice
Miejscowość: Tarnowce
TERC: 2612022
SIMC: 0798854

It must be really small village or you misspell the name because there are no hits in
OP escapee3 8 | 63  
27 Oct 2009 /  #5
Ah, I see. Thank you, Peter. I'll have to recheck my information source for the spelling.

Thanks again


Looks like what I wanted was Tarnawce, Peter, which is just west of Przemyśil right on the Poland/Ukraine border.

Thanks for helping me get there in the end...

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
29 Oct 2009 /  #6
You've got Tarnowice in the heading and Tarnowce in the text. Couldn't find Tarnowice, Tarnowce is some tiny obscure village, but there are six localities called Tarnowiec. Could that have been what you were looking for?

Incidentally the "tarn-" root comes from tarnina (sloeberry) -- the stuff Brits use to make sloe gin.
OP escapee3 8 | 63  
29 Oct 2009 /  #7
Thanks, Polonius3... the heading was altered (presumably by the moderator) and the spelling changed then.

But the rest is me not getting the right spelling - Tarnawce is what I wanted, and it would seem it's way east almost in Ukraine.

Thanks for looking in... I'm blown away by how helpful folks are on these forums...

29 Oct 2009 /  #8
U sure its not Tarnowiec? Its the next village outside of Tarnow in woj Malopolskie
OP escapee3 8 | 63  
29 Oct 2009 /  #9
I noticed that on the map from Peter's original link. I did wonder if that was what io was looking for.

But now I'm pretty sure I've found it very close to Przemyśl, right by the Ukraine border. The Ukraine element fits in with other information I have about the person I'm tracking.

Thanks for your thoughts, Chiquita...

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
30 Oct 2009 /  #10
There is also a place called Tarnawce in the extreme SE corner of today's Poland in Podkarpackie (Subcarpathia -- Prezmyśl region).

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