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Wiesczcyk Poles living in Australia

16 Dec 2006 /  #1
Hi my all, my name is Todd Wiesczcyk. The reason why im writting this is my Polish grandparents just passed away. and im looking for anybody who knows anything about my last name because I dont know that much about my Polish Family, and that make me sad! any help would be appreciated. especially if you are polish and live in Australia and on the gold coast!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
16 Dec 2006 /  #2
I know it's spelled wrong.
Could come from the word "Wieszać" which means "Hanging", but most likely comes from the word " Wieszcz" which is a seer, diviner, soothsater, prophet. It also means an inspired poet.
Pawel 3 | 125  
5 Jan 2007 /  #3
i think its spelt right iv seen it before

do you live in poland
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
5 Jan 2007 /  #4

my name is Irish and it has several different spellings depending on region and then when it was anglosied just added another
Pawel 3 | 125  
5 Jan 2007 /  #5
To all the Polish ppl that live in Australia (SYD) were are you all???
5 Jan 2007 /  #6
i thought "Wieszać" means to tie something or rope something down.
23 Jan 2007 /  #7
we live on the Gold Coast...cowabunga

Gday Todd..I live on the Gold Coast. Try National Archives of Australia..My families imigration records are in there. May add to your family history!!

After that there are some genealogical sites on the web that can help with your name.
1 Feb 2007 /  #8
I am Polish I live in Poland and I would say that your orgin name should have been "Wieszczyk" and it is from word "wieszcz" - means more or less "poet". I hope you will find sb in Gold Coast with polish roots. I met some australians and they impressed me. ...good luck :)
16 Jul 2009 /  #9
Hey Elac,
I'm Polish and i live in the USA with the spelling Wieszczyk. I was just wondering where the Wieszczyk's came from in Poland. My grandparents came over by ship around the 1900's or 1910's and settled in Niagara Falls, NY. My email is twzyk1@yahoo if you would like to talk sometime.

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