Deep Roots 17 Mar 2017 #4,231Surnames Palacowa and Okenko from GaliciaI am trying to decipher some old birth records to trace genealogy. 1. This surname looks like Palacowa. the L could be a T or L, but I think its an L. The "ow" could be something else too, but Palacowa is my best guess. It's a Polish word, but I don't see it as a surname. 2. Okenko is certain, but sounds Rusyn. Perhaps it means "the view" like named after a village on the top of a hill?Any information on these will be greatly appreciated.