dose anyone know what sierowski means
The old Polish sier- root meant poor or destitute and appears in still exitent words such as sierota (orphan) or obsolete ones like sierak (coarse, home-spun peasant's coat). Most
-owski ending surnames are of toponymic origin, hence Sierowski proably originated to indicate an inhabitant of Sierów, Sierowa, Sierowo, etc. (Poorville, Poverton, Miseryburg?).
How about Bergman who hails from Sczeczin?im curious... (sorry about wrong spelling;)
Bergman is obviosuly of German or Yiddish origin (literally mountain man) but it is widely used in Poland. After WW2, when things German were frowned uopn, some Bergmans changed their name to the more Polish-sounding Górski (mountainous)-
Can anyone tell me what the last name of Ochman is?
Ochman is of German origin, possibly orignally from hoch (high) and Mann (man), presumably meaning something like "top guy" or "head honcho".
my last name is "Brożek"
Brożek appears to have been derived from the first name Ambroży (Ambrose).