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THE MEANING AND RESEARCH OF MY POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME?


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11 Jul 2010  #1,081

What does "Magielska" means?



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11 Jul 2010  #1,082

HORNBEAM: species of tree, German: Weißbuche (literally 'white beech').
BTW, the beam in hornbeam was older English for tree (related to German Baum). English used to be much closer to German than it is today.

MICA£: one of many nickname-turned-surnames derived from Mikołaj (Nicholas); others include Micek, Micuła, Miciak, Mićka, Mika etc.

ZYCH: derived from first name Zygmunt or as topo nick from places such as Żychlin and Żychowo pronounced the peasant way — Zychlin and Zychowo respectively.

MAGIELSKI: could be derived from magiel (linen-pressing room) so Magielski would have been its owner or attendant; possibly also variant spelling of Magierski — a metronymic nick from magiera or megiera (a ****** old hag or shrew); but a magierka or madziarka was a Hungarian-style hat, so Magierski might have dennoted someone’s Hungarian connection.


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11 Jul 2010  #1,083

HORNBEAM: species of tree, German: Weißbuche (literally 'white beech').
BTW, the beam in hornbeam was older English for tree (related to German Baum). English used to be much closer to German than it is today.

Thank you


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18 Jul 2010  #1,084

Both of my parents came from Poland. my mothers maiden name is wysocka. my last name and my fathers is mita. i would like to know more about the 2 last names.


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18 Jul 2010  #1,085

WYSOCKI: topo nick from places in Poland and Ukraine called Wysokie (Highton, Tallville).

MITA: along with Mitek, Mitko, Mituś dervied from hypocoristic (endearing) form of Ruthenian/Russian first name Dymitr, Dmitry, Dmytry, etc.

UZDROWSKI: probably root uzdrowić (cured, heal, restore to health); most -owski surnames or of topo origin, dervied from some such locality as Udrowo, Uzdrów or similar.

MAKURATH: uncertain; looks to be Yiddish.


mikojessie  
19 Jul 2010  #1,086

Golik


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19 Jul 2010  #1,087

GOLIK: from golić (to shave); perhaps a nick for a home-spun barber; or a synonym of golec (naked person), often used to mean a down-and-outer, some without a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of! Possibly a topo nhikc from Golice (Nudeville).

GUZIK: button or small bump or lump (tumour)

SOCHA: primitive wooden plough

BOGIEL: possible hypocoristic (endearing) form of old first names Boguchwał or Bogusław or topo nick from the village of Boglewice.


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20 Jul 2010  #1,088

the meaning of Ziemski. Thank you.


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20 Jul 2010  #1,089

ZIEMSKI: root-word ziemia (planet Earth, land, area, soil); adj. ziemski = terrestrial; n. ziemianin = land-owning noble; possibly topo nick from places such as Ziemin, Ziemiany, Ziemięcin et al.


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21 Jul 2010  #1,090

I would appreciate information on the meaning of the name Lizor and the possible locale from where the name originated. Thank you.


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21 Jul 2010  #1,091

LIZOR: root-word probably lizać (to lick); possibly variant form of lizus or lizoń (lick-spittle, brown-nose).


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21 Jul 2010  #1,092

Could someone help me with the meaning of Redlowski and Regula? Thank you.

Janice

Thank you. Are these commons names or not heard?


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22 Jul 2010  #1,093

RED£OWSKI: topo nick from Redłowo

REGU£A: regulation, monastic rule

REGU£A: over 1,900 users

RED£OWSKI: 72


flyingfish  
23 Jul 2010  #1,094

Thread attached on merging:
last name fryz

I am wanting to find out the origins of the lats name Fryz and if it is polish


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23 Jul 2010  #1,095

FRYZ: the spelling is indeed Polish, but it is a Polish re-spelling of the German word "Friese"; it can mean a Frisian (person) or a heavy draught horse from Frisia; in architecture a friese or fryz (Polish) is an ornamental strip.


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23 Jul 2010  #1,096

The following names are of my relatives:
Mazurkiewicz
Janiczewski

This is my last name:
Kleczewski

What do they mean?


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23 Jul 2010  #1,097

MAZURKIEWICZ: patronymic nick = the Masurian's son

JANICZEWSKI: one of a great many surnames derived from Jan (John); here probably a topo nick from Janiczew or Janiczewo (Johnnyville, Jackton)

KLECZEWSKI: topo nick from Klecza; etymology uncertain; kleczeć was once used to describe re-arranging a beehive; a klecz in peasant dialect was a chub (fish of the minnow family), in standard Polish kleń.


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23 Jul 2010  #1,098

There is some thought that Kleczewski could be Russian. Could that be?


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23 Jul 2010  #1,099

It could be Polish, Russian, Bulgarian or Jewish and possibyl something else. Check out this link:
klechevsky.com/israel/ortal


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24 Jul 2010  #1,100

Oh, Thank you!


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25 Jul 2010  #1,101

can anyone tell me the meaning of my polish surname Wielgosz?


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26 Jul 2010  #1,102

WIELGOSZ: giant, big burly guy


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26 Jul 2010  #1,103

Can you please me the meaning of the names "Kuta"and "Krzyzak"


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26 Jul 2010  #1,104

KUTA: several different meanings -- 1) hooded monk's habit, 2) clump of trees in a swamp, 3) mosquito.

KRZYŻAK: Teutonic Knight (Knight of the Cross, defeated by Poles at Grznwald in 1410); also anything cruciform, eg X-shaped table legs, sheaves of grain tied in a cross, etc.)

SADOWSKI: root-word sad (orchard); topo nick from Sadowo or Sadów (Orchardville).

CIEŚLEWICZ: patronymic form cieśla (carpenter) = carpenter's son


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30 Jul 2010  #1,105

Stolarz means carpenter, correct?


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30 Jul 2010  #1,106

correct?

Yes.


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30 Jul 2010  #1,107

Any idea what Mastej means?


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30 Jul 2010  #1,108

Hmmm..no idea. It does not sound like any Polish last name that i know. Sorry.


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30 Jul 2010  #1,109

It seems to be a name that I tend to run into a brick wall with. I have enough trouble finding much information on the name Stolarz, but when it comes to Mastej, I can never find anything.


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30 Jul 2010  #1,110

Stolarz is easy, it is a word. Mastej..not. Event if taking the syllables apart. Dos not seem to mean anything. Are you sure it is not abbreviated from something also? Some letters taken out at Ellis Island..I don't know.




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