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DUTCHEVICI - HISTORY OF THE NAME


MIHALGHEO    
8 Apr 2011  #1
I was born in Romania. My grand-grand father was polish (or maybe a legend) My name is DUTCHEVICI (possible an other spelling in polish) I like to have more info, about the name, eventually location, history - I know is too much-

thak's
michael
ShortHairThug - | 1,104    
8 Apr 2011  #2
My grand-grand father was polish (or maybe a legend) My name is DUTCHEVICI

It’s very possible that your last name was Ducewicz at one time but that’s just speculation on my part, you would have to do some more research on your family history.
Polonius3 1,006 | 12,506    
8 Apr 2011  #3
DUTKIEWICZ/DUDKIEWICZ: My hunch is that oen of these was the original form of DUTCHEVICI. My Romanian isn't the best, but I beleive the Romanian spelling as provided would have been pronounced (usiung Polish spelling) like Dutkiewici.

The name's origin is patronymic and meant son of dudek (fool, nincompoop, simpleton).
OP MIHALGHEO    
8 Apr 2011  #4
pronounced DUTKEWICI
Zman    
5 Apr 2012  #5
Dudek has nothing to do with being fool, at least not in the past 50 years. However Dudek is a name of one very beautiful bird.... google it.
Polonius3 1,006 | 12,506    
5 Apr 2012  #6
Names emerged centuries ago, so the only important thing is the meaning of their root-word at the time of emergence, not at present or even 50 years ago. However, it is impossible to establish whether perhaps in this particular case someone got niccamed dudek (after the bird) because he was a strojniƛ (fop, somene attaching excessive importance to appearance).
Zman    
5 Apr 2012  #7
In any case, you seem to be wrong:

sjp.pl/Dudek
Polonius3 1,006 | 12,506    
5 Apr 2012  #8
No-one's got a monopoly on being right. With surnames most anything is possible. Maybe someone was called dudek by people in outlying areas because he hailed from the village of Dudki (there are several such plales in Poland). When he sired a son -- presto -- instant Dudkiewicz! Since the 'd' in this poiston is devoiced, someone wrote down Dutkiewicz and it stuck. Many other scenarios are possible.


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