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What does my Polish name mean?

13 May 2020 #301

Jaskiewicz origin and meaning

I am trying to find the regional origin of my last name. Some have speculated that it is Ruthenian, but my family Polish.
13 May 2020 #302

This surname comes from the Polish name Jan (one of the most common in the Polish history)
Definitely Polish.
9 Aug 2020 #303
looking for the meaning and origin of names Gursky, Rachwal, Wesolowski, Elczuk, Zemska
kenski - | 1
9 Aug 2020 #304


Hello, I am looking for information about the name "BIALOSUKENSKI" which is listed as a Polish Jewish name. I am interested in this name because it seems to correspond to my name "BELOSOUKINSKI" which is written this way on French papers. I did not find any other correspondence knowing that my family comes from ODESSA and came to FRANCE in 1917. On the list of victims of the SHOAH figure many assassinated BIALOSUKENSKI. Could you help me confirm that "BELOSOUKINSKI" and "BIALOSUKENSKI" are the same last name? Alas, I was born in France, I never learned Polish and I always thought that I was Russian, because my family comes from ODESSA and that on the French papers appears that my great-grandfather comes from Russia. Thank you for your help and your light.
cleveland0426 - | 1
16 Sep 2020 #305

Need help finding information on surname Podwika

I am helping my family find information on their past relatives the surname is Podwika his grandfather John Podwika came to the states abt 1905-1909 from poland his death record says he was born on Jan 28 1887 in Brzozowa Poland from my understanding there are several places with that name i dont have much information to go on other then is fathers and mothers name was Josephus Podwika and Anna Uchwat
pawian 224 | 24573
18 Sep 2020 #306
Podwika means Wimple in English.
Wbrudnick - | 1
21 Sep 2020 #307
My grandparents came from Poland. I believe from the Warsaw area. Last name was Brudnicka and Scislowicz. I would appreciate any information on the meaning of these names.
pawian 224 | 24573
22 Sep 2020 #308
Brudnicka is connected with brud - dirt, filth. Imagine the name Joe Dirtnick - how does it sound?
Ścisłowicz sounds more neutral - ścisły means tight or precise. Imagine AbrahamTightovitz - how does it sound?
kaprys 3 | 2181
24 Sep 2020 #309
Brudnicki might have also originated from a place name like Brudnica, Brudno or Brudnia.

17 Dec 2020 #310
Can anyone weigh in on the name Muniak? Would I be right to assume it would mean someone from Munich?
pawian 224 | 24573
17 Dec 2020 #311
Not really Munich coz the Polish name of the city is Monachium, with ch uttered as h.
2 Jan 2021 #312
I've tried to find the origin of my last name for years, but have come up empty. Hopefully someone here has an answer. Kielkucki
gumishu 14 | 6297
2 Jan 2021 #313

it means from/of Kielkuty (or possibly Kielkut) where Kielkuty is a place name (most probably a village) - the place can't be found in present day Poland and it sounds like a polonized Lithuanian place name

there is a village Kiełkuty near Olsztyn in Poland but the area was not part of Poland before 1945

(as an afterthough Kiełkuty may be the origin of your surname but it's not certain)
pawian 224 | 24573
2 Jan 2021 #314
(as an afterthough Kiełkuty may be the origin of your surname but it's not certain)

Niothing is certain but there is no better explanation so let Kiełkuty be the best origin until sb else decides sth different.
20 Feb 2021 #316
Could I get some help? My family name is Bromke, and I would love to know what it means if possible.
Looker - | 1130
21 Feb 2021 #317
Brom in Polish just means Bromine.
gumishu 14 | 6297
21 Feb 2021 #318

Bromke is most probably a German surname and not Polish
jon357 74 | 22830
21 Feb 2021 #319
Bromke is most probably

Most if not all German surnames ending in -ke are of Polish, Wendish or Czech origin.

Most people with the surname live in Poland. There are very few and they are mostly in Wielkoposka or Slask.
jon357 74 | 22830
21 Feb 2021 #320
Perhaps from a village that has now been renamed or from the Polish word "brama", or gate.

There's a famous building in Warsaw called the Kamienica Adama Bromke.
19 May 2021 #321

Brzycki family origin

Does anyone has any information on the meaning of the name Brzycki or it's origin in Poland? Also, any help with proper Polish pronunciation?
pawian 224 | 24573
20 May 2021 #322
Pronunciation: bzhytski
Meaning - no specific meaning - probably derived from a location like a village or town.
Looker - | 1130
21 May 2021 #323
... or in this case it may come from the name Brykcy (today Brykcjusz), noted in Poland since the 12th century - this hint comes from the genealodzy website.
19 Jun 2021 #324

Hetmanski - Last Name

I am wondering if anyone has come across the name 'Hetmanski', in terms of its origin and meaning ?

I'm researching family history.
pawian 224 | 24573
19 Jun 2021 #325
No, we haven`t.
I suppose you already googled what hetman means.
19 Jun 2021 #326

Surname meanings of Czarkowiski and related names

I can not find the meaning of any of my family's surnames but my married into family members like Piatek are really easy to find.

My family came from Wiski and are ethnic Poles. Dna test and everything.
Not mixed.

Surnames (many be misspelled by Ellis Island
- Kowieski/Kowiecki
- Krynski
- Hołownia
- Czarkowiski

Please help me translate these names into English or tell me if they're Polish.

Interesting, I see Czarkowiski/Szarkowiski is common in Stary Szor near a place called Krynki.

They could be Belarusians or Pomeranians. They do posses East Euro markers.

It could be Czarkowski.
pawian 224 | 24573
20 Jun 2021 #327

yes, most probably. Czar means charm or spell. -owski is a standard ending for surnames. So you are Charminski.
26 Jun 2021 #328

Frejdlich name, jewish?

Is Frejdlich a jewish name in Poland? I know of polish jews named similar names, Freilich for example.
pawian 224 | 24573
28 Jun 2021 #329
Is Frejdlich a jewish name in Poland?

Anything is possible. Some Polish Jews bear typical Polish names while non-Jewish Poles have Jewish surnames. It is all mixed up. Frejdlich sounds neutral. If you said Rozenkrantz, I would say that there is a 97,56% chance for its Jewish background
Dirk diggler 10 | 4572
29 Jun 2021 #330
Some Polish Jews bear typical Polish names

That's because of the whole crypto jew phenomenon... tons of jews changed their names to sound more Polish. Just look at the original names of a handful of the old PO "reformed commies"


That is most definitely not a Polish name...

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