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Where is Lazon?


marion kanawha 2 | 31
30 Oct 2022 #1
This is the name of a place I'm trying to find. I was going to post it under genealogy but it seems to be more of a pronunciation problem. Let me explain.

Somebody, some clerk, wrote information down when my people came to the USA. About 110 years ago. My folks were literate but it was a clerk who was filling out the cards. A birthplace in 1885 is listed as "Lazon, Russian Poland". I have tried many iterations of the name "lazon" but to no avail. The same place appears on a number of legal documents, e.g. citizenship papers.

I'm thinking this could be an anglicized phonetic writing of a place that sounds like "lazan" but is not spelled like that.
Any hints? Any suggestions?
Alien 12 | 2,240
30 Oct 2022 #2
German; Lazan - Polish Łażany?
OP marion kanawha 2 | 31
18 Nov 2022 #3
German; Lazan - Polish Łażany?

Thank you for your help.
I did research and found out that there are two places with the name Lazany. One pronounced WA-zhani and the other pronounced WA-zani.
Unfortunately neither was part of Russian Poland in 1885. The first one was located in German Poland, 44 km SW of Wroclow; the other was 20 KM SE of Krakow.

Again, many thanks.
Looker - | 1,126
19 Nov 2022 #4
And how about Lazow - Łazów?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%81az%C3%B3w,_Masovian_Voivodeship
OP marion kanawha 2 | 31
22 Nov 2022 #6
Thank you, thank you, thank you.!!! That has got to be the place. It's 20 km (12.5 miles) from where my grandmother was born and my grandfather & grandmother were married. On modern roads it's only a 20 minute drive.

I need to go back on line to read the documents. Was I reading "Lazow" as "Lazon"? Maybe. But I'm now 99.9% sure that this is the place where my grandfather came from. Again, thank you.
Looker - | 1,126
23 Nov 2022 #7
I felt this would be it. The difference between "w" and "n" is quite small and it's easy to missread this, especially from a handwritten text.

Best luck in your research.

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