My family came from extreme northeast Poland. I have relatives names up to the 1940's.
We are planning to go there next spring and would love to locate them.
But, any information on the name Mitros would be great. I found most of them came from Greece or Turkey. Am I part Greek!?!??!! Yikes!
Any info on traeling in Poland would be great, like things to see in Warsaw or Krakow. We are traveling on Eurorail and staying in economy level hotels. Any other VERY interesting places.
Any Mitros or Okulski's out there. They settled in Chicago.
MITROS: This name sounds Greek, possibly derived from the Greek name Dimitrios. But in Lithuanian mitrus means swift. Half of the more than 200 people in Poland surnamed Mitros live in the Suwałki afrea in the extreme NE corner of the country borderingLithuanian.
OKULSKI: Since okul means someone who has gone lame (limpy?), Okulski might have originated as a patronymic nick to indicate the lame guy's son. Possibly also as a topo nick from Okulice, although the linguistically ideal derivative would have been Okulicki.