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bill 3 | 10  
14 Mar 2008 /  #1
Is tobur a polish name or aus?
tomek123 2 | 21  
16 Mar 2008 /  #2
i think its polish
Mali - | 300  
16 Mar 2008 /  #3
I've never heard of it.
Jola 7 | 71  
24 Mar 2008 /  #4
I had seen this surname among turkish people...
Czerwony Lis 1 | 33  
26 Mar 2008 /  #5
Rare name in Poland, according to the Mapa Nazwisk at there 5 people with the surname in southern Poland. So go to and at the bottom of the page you'll see Mapa Nazwisk a surname mapping search engine. Click. Type in your surname and click to the right and you'll see the two locations (not towns but like a township or county) s. Bielsko-Biała -3 people and 2 at s. Częstochowa

See if that rings a bell. Remember this is a more recent census information so people may have moved since immigration times.
OP bill 3 | 10  
26 Mar 2008 /  #6
thank you, for your help tobur is not a common name and have tried sound indexs and ended with nothing my great great grand father spelled tobur-to-tobor-to- tober dont know if it the name has been shorten from maybe toburaskie? but again thanks and i will try your idea. Saw your name is liss if so we maybe related both boys married into liss family.

was woundering if your last name is liss we maybe related.
Czerwony Lis 1 | 33  
27 Mar 2008 /  #7
Nope. And I have no Lis or Liss in my family tree. Czerwone Lis mean "red fox" in Polish. But if you know of any Sliwinski's head them over to my surname posting.
OP bill 3 | 10  
28 Mar 2008 /  #8
we do, thanks again for your help i pulled up the map and found 5-toburs was i getting excited thanks to you but now trying to figure out how to contact them when i dont speck polish?
Czerwony Lis 1 | 33  
28 Mar 2008 /  #9
Before contacting anybody in Poland, you'll need to do some research in the U.S. (I assume) about when you relatives came here, and their ancestral town. So start with your family first to go as far back as you can, all the while writing this information down and starting a family tree. The site has an english version call You can do that online or buy some software such as family tree maker (there are several kinds out there). There are also several book on Polish Genealogy that will provide guidance for searching local and international archives. After you have located records that clearly state that you surname is spelled correctly when you ancestors arrived then you can seek the ancestral village. If its near where the current Poles are living on the map then you can consider contacting them. Someone will be able to translate a letter for you (perhaps even on this website).

If you really get into this like I have, consider joining the Polish Genealogical Society of America ( or any other local organization. We all need help with this genealogy stuff and there are lots of people willing to help out.

First find out if your surname hasn't changed and then where it originated. The take it from there. Start with family first. They may not reveal anything good at first but continue questioning until their memories are re-freshed.
OP bill 3 | 10  
29 Apr 2008 /  #10
Won't to thank you again for your help. I did start a family tree and found out that tobur is not the correct spelling it is tabor and boy did i hit the jack pot in poland they are from the jastrzabka area in poland.

Sep 8, 09, 02:17 - Thread attached on merging:
looking for tarnov

Do anyone no how to contact the Archdices of tarnov?

Sep 8, 09, 02:19 - Thread attached on merging:
tabor family

Looking for relatives in poland with last name tabor from stara jastrzabka area close to tarnov.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
6 Sep 2009 /  #11
TABOR – from tabor (military camp, wagon train) or toponymic from Tabory

JANIEWICKI – toponymic nick from Janiewice (Johnsonville)

WESHEFFISY – such an orthographic monstrosity that even an uneducated guess is impossible!!!

MASTEJ – from root mast~maść (grease, oil, lubricant) or topnymic nikc from Masty or Mastki

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