Hello, I did a DNA test that reveals Askenazic Jewish DNA, but I alway thought I was Polish American. My Polish Family comes from Suwalki area. These are names in family tree Waszkiewicz, Alboszta, Turkiewicz, Fillpowicz and Pawlowske. Are any of these names Jewish? Also, did Jews and Catholics ever intermarry over a 100 years ago?
Thanks, E. Sinykin
Your story is similar to mine. The Andrulewiczes (Andruleviches), Morgiewiczes (Margiewiczes), Daniłowiczes, and Chernetskis were and are Jews. The Chernetskis from a farm in Lipsk nad Biebrzą married into the Daniłowicz family from Krasne when "Antoni" (real name unknown) Chernetski married "Katarzyna" Daniłowicz (real name unknown). Aleksjondria Andrulewicz Chernetski, when she married "Antoni"'s and "Katarzyna"'s son Julian, concocted the names for both sets of parents (that is, "Antoni Czarniecki" and "Antoni" Andrulewicz, and "Katarzyna Margiewicz" and "Katarzyna" Daniłowicz). She concocted these for at least their (that is, her and Julian's) respective death certificates and because they converted to Catholicism. Whether Aleksjondria and Julian were also concocted because of their conversion, I do not know. However, she also certainly concocted "Antoni" (Anthony) for my great-granddad born in Cumań, Wołyń on October 23 or 24, 1904--Saint Anthony Mary Claret has his feast day on October 24, and she was smart and perhaps even literate enough at the time to know about him. Besides, her cousin Vil'gel'm Andrulevich was able to vote.
They converted to Catholicism and were swiftly kicked off of the family farm in Lipsk. Living as Crypto-Jewish Catholics in America, they established a new life. So, to answer your question, it had less to do with (if any) intermarriage and more about Crypto Judaism.