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Czugala / Bukowski. Father's side of family is Polish.


mattc 2 | 4
9 Dec 2011 #1
Hello, I would be most grateful if anyone could help trace my family history. My dad's side of the family is 100% polish. When I grew up my parents told me that my grandparents were both prisoners during WWII. My Dad and his sister were born shortly after the war and then they all moved to USA in 1952. When I went to Washington D.C. this summer I could not find any records of my grandparents being prisoners. I have no idea if I have any distant relatives in Poland or anywhere else in the world. I have a very rare last name in the USA, I have never found someone with the same last name. My last name is Czugala. My Grandmother's last name was Bukowski. My Grandfather did have a brother, but my Dad does not know anything about him. My Dad also does not know of anything about my Grandmother's side of family. If anyone could help find any information (family tree, WWII history), I would be so thankful.

Thank you!
Madrala
9 Dec 2011 #2
Czugala

Czugała would be more likely.
maksym 2 | 47
12 Dec 2011 #3
I only see 2 Czugala surnames listed in the Social Security Death Index. Pete and Helena

Your grandfather's surname is in the database here:

straty.pl
Click on "Search in the database" and enter Czugała on the first line of the search

There is a Piotr (Peter in english) listed in the search results with the same birthdate as the Pete in the Social Security Death Index.
OP mattc 2 | 4
13 Dec 2011 #4
I only see 2 Czugala surnames listed in the Social Security Death Index. Pete and Helena

Your grandfather's surname is in the database here:

Yes, Piotr & Helena were my grandparents.

The straty.pl website is amazing, I am going to write down as much info as possible.

Piotr had a sister Anna (that we know of), and his parents were Jan & Teresa (unsure of surname). Helena's surname before marriage was Bukowski, and had brothers Joseph and Merion. Her parents were Jan & Anna (unsure of surname).
Countess 2 | 9
2 Sep 2012 #5
Hi Mattc
I have a similar story to you my fathers family is 100% polish my father was born in Rudnia Poland October 1939 one month after the war started. my grandma was sent to germany working forced labour in a ammunition factory. Later immigrated to Australia after the war, I am trying to find my polish family roots to on my fathers side, Bartosewicz was her maiden name & Klaczkiewicz her married name DOB December 1918. I wish you luck in findings.

kind Cegards
Countess :)
Perko
2 May 2014 #6
Merged: Looking for history on surname: Bukowski (near Krakow)

Looking for ancestry and family history near Krakow. Grandfather's name Ludwig Bukowski. Thank you.
Astoria - | 155
3 May 2014 #7
Currently, 8017 Bukowskis live in Poland (149 in Kraków). Good luck in your search: moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/bukowski.html
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
7 May 2014 #8
BUKOWSKI: root-word "buk" (beech tree). A name of toponymic origin traceable to numerous localities called Bukowo, Buków, Bukówka and similar. Roughly translatable as Beechville, Beechly, Beechton, Beechfield, etc.
OP mattc 2 | 4
3 Nov 2015 #9
I was searching for more information today for my family history. An image came up from this website: archiwum.zam.pl/displayimage.php?album=9&pid=2513#top_display_media

If I am reading the translation correctly, it was that Piotr Czugała is the 3rd from the left. Is that correct or is the translation different?
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
3 Nov 2015 #10
3rd from the left

Precisely!
OP mattc 2 | 4
3 Nov 2015 #11
Odd, the 3rd from the left does not look like my Grandfather from a picture I have of him in 1945/1946.

Grandfather from Poland

Looks much more like the person 4th from left.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
3 Nov 2015 #12
4th from left

One has no way of knowing who provided the caption. He could well have mixed things up or may not have personally known the individuals depicted.


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