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Kosiorek - looking for Polish meaning, relatives

KRIKOS 1 | -
26 Oct 2007 #1
Anyone know what my family name Kosiorek means in Polish? I heard it might mean 'little undertaker'. Anyone know if there is any truth to this?
z_darius 14 | 3,968
26 Oct 2007 #2
I don't think it means anything.
It sounds similar to "gasiorek" (little gander, or a kind of vessel they used to drink wine/beer from).
Michal - | 1,865
27 Oct 2007 #3
It might come from the word 'kosiarz' somewhere, a haymaker in historical times.
4Kosiorek - | 1
16 Apr 2011 #4
Merged: Looking for information regarding Kosiorek family, of Warszawa, Poland

Greetings! My mother-in-law was Felicja Hennyka Kosiorek, of Warszawa. As a child at the time of WWII, she along with her family, were arrested and detained in concentration camps. Her birth date is 21 Apr 1929. Her parents were Blazej (born about 1909) and Kazimiera Kosiorek (born about 1909). While my mother-in-law survived and came to the U.S., the whereabout of her family are unknown. I have been helping my husband (her son) and his siblings search for any information for a number of years, but we have hit a wall. If anyone can point us in the correct direction, or even if they know of information regarding Blazej and/or Kazimiera, we would be grateful. They know very little, as their mother rarely spoke of that time. Lastly, if there are any Kosiorek's from the same lineage, I know they would be delighted to make contact. Thank you so much for your time!
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
16 Apr 2011 #5
KOSIOREK: a wooden paddle on a long handle once used by bakers to scoop hot coals and ashes out of a bread oven; also a net on a long pole use to scoop up fish.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
17 Apr 2011 #6

I hope someone in this area from this forum can help or at least send you some information

my sources do not give information for recent immigration.

They know very little, as their mother rarely spoke of that time.

I am sure what she went thru was reason enough to forget and to make a new life somewhere
johnny_blaze - | 1
21 Sep 2016 #7

I would try my best.. Its seems like my great grandfather had same name and same place of birth.. Although I need to get some credible info.. looking forward to get them :)

Ohh and whats more interesting my name is Blazej too and I have inherited my name from my great grandad ;)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
21 Sep 2016 #8
There were members of the szlachta (gentry) in one line of the Kosiorek family who were entitled to stamp their documents and possessions with the Jastrzębiec coat of arms.

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