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What does my Polish name mean?

Miloslaw 19 | 4,743
26 Feb 2019 #241
My true name is Pawian Brzęczyszczykiewicz.

You have a strange sense of humour my friend......very Polish,but a bit weird.....
Spike31 3 | 1,813
27 Feb 2019 #242
My true name is Pawian

Did you just started trolling Polish names thread? What's next, Polish food recipes...?
Whiteeagleking - | 1
28 Feb 2019 #243

What does the last name Łomaszkiewicz mean?

My family is from Poland, more specifically Masiewo. From what they've told me we've lived their since it was created. I'm in my 20s now and becoming more invested in learning my polish roots.

Unfortunately I've never been able to find much, only that the Wicz or Kiewicz portion of my name means "Son of" but I can never learn what the beginning translates to.

If anyone as any knowledge please teach me the meaning and origins of my family. Thank you
Sandyfeet 2 | 7
17 Mar 2019 #244
Jucewicz name meaning
Anybody know the origin of the name Jucewicz? I am told it is from the north. I have found two towns (different areas) named Juciai in Lithuania. Is it possible the name is from this area?
1 Apr 2019 #245
Hi, My grandfather was born in Poland and used the surname Roder after he arrived in the UK. Is this a polish name? or could he have changed it? Does anyone know what it is likely to have been changed from?
jon357 74 | 21,834
1 Apr 2019 #246
It certainly exists in Poland. According to one of the links below, there are about 25 people with the name, all down in the South-West.

Miloslaw 19 | 4,743
1 Apr 2019 #247
My grandfather was born in Poland and used the surname Roder after he arrived in the UK. Is this a polish name?

Roder(Roeder) is a Germanic name but there seems to have been quite of few in Poland.
SmulickNagy - | 1
27 Apr 2019 #248
Lookin for meaning of surnames of Szmulik and Hewczak. I have found much history on my Szmulik ancestors living in Jawornik Polski dating back from the mid 1700's through early 1900's. I cannot find anything on what the surname of Szmulik means. I also have Hewczak as a Polish surname and I know it is sometimes spelled Hewczuk. I would like to know the meaning of Hewczsk and its origin. I have records of my Polish Hewczak ancestors from Skalat, but that is in the Ukraine.
DominicB - | 2,707
27 Apr 2019 #249
Szmulik means "Little Samuel". It is a common Yiddish name.
Hewczak means "Son of Eve", as in "Adam and Eve".
18 May 2019 #250
Hello, I was curious about any possible meaning/origin for a few Polish/Slavic surnames on my family tree I could not figure out. Any help is appreciated!

1. Kuczowna
2. Wenglikowski
3. Wazbinski
4. Twochowski/ Twochowska
5. Helkowna
kaprys 3 | 2,249
18 May 2019 #251
Ówna was added to the surname of unmarried women/girls . So mr Kucz was married to mrs Kuczowa and their daughter was Kuczówna.
Kucz might have been derived from old Polish kucza (hut) or German Kutsch.
Hełkowna was probably a daughter of Hełko (might have been derived from Helena but I don't know. )
Stephanya - | 2
23 May 2019 #252
Is the surname Beczala Polish? This was my grandfather's name before coming to the United States from Kruzslyo, Slovakia in the late 1800s. His native language was Slovak, not Polish; however, I can't figure out the origin of this rare name. One website listed some Beczala people who are supposedly living in Poland currently. While researching this name in various genealogical websites, I have found similar names such as Becza, Bechala, Bazala, Bidzilya, etc., but I don't know if they are alternate spellings or misspellings of Beczala or not. I don't speak Slovak or Polish, which makes it really difficult to figure out pronunciations, or to guess if similarly spelled names are related to each other. Can anyone help me figure out the origin and perhaps the meaning of this surname?
kaprys 3 | 2,249
23 May 2019 #253
There are some Beczalas in Poland, some of them in Silesia. I've found an article where they say it comes from beczec (to cry in Silesian)
Lyzko 45 | 9,281
23 May 2019 #254
There's a famous Metropolitan Opera tenor with precisely that surname:-)
Stephanya - | 2
24 May 2019 #255
Thanks to kaprys and Lyzko for the information. Yes, I've heard of Piotr Beczala. I found a website that details all the forms of beczek, and it was really interesting to see that a surname could come from such a comical thing. Some of my DNA matches spell their name as Betzela, which seems to be possibly derived from beczek from what I can tell. But there is one thing that puzzles me: a Betzela relative told me that her surname is Slavic, and is pronounced as Bet-sell. I would love to find out if Beczala and Betzela are two versions of the same surname.
kaprys 3 | 2,249
24 May 2019 #256
In Polish it'd be spelled Becela. Even though it may look similar to Beczala to a foreigner, it doesn't seem to be derived from the same root. - at least not to me.
pawian 222 | 23,674
24 May 2019 #257
In Polish it'd be spelled Becela.

Decades ago I read a book for boys, one character`s name was Maciek Becela.
gumishu 13 | 6,134
25 May 2019 #258
Becela (written with this Czech hacek thing over the C) is just Czech for the same thing as Beczała
kaprys 3 | 2,249
26 May 2019 #259
Makes sense
7 Jul 2019 #260

Narcyza name

Hi. My mum had a Polish father and her name is Narcyza. She has never met anyone else called this. Someone said it was a very old fashioned name. Have you heard of the name Narcyza? Is it unusual in Poland? Is it old fashioned? Do you like it?
7 Jul 2019 #261
Have you heard of the name Narcyza? This is my mum's name. Is it unusual even in Poland?
kaprys 3 | 2,249
8 Jul 2019 #262
I have never heard of such a name.
Ziemowit 14 | 4,278
8 Jul 2019 #263
Have you heard

Yes, I have. One of my acquaintances' name is Narcyza. A rare name, but sounds really nice in Polish.
8 Jul 2019 #264
Hi. I'm glad to hear it sounds nice in Polish. I think it's a nice name.
Ziemowit 14 | 4,278
8 Jul 2019 #265
Contrary to that, Narcyz (male name) would not sound nice, but I'm not even sure if such a male name exists in Polish.
8 Jul 2019 #266
I'm interested to know why Narcyz doesn't sound nice.
kaprys 3 | 2,249
9 Jul 2019 #267
Narcyz = someone narcissistic
pawian 222 | 23,674
10 Jul 2019 #268
Yes, rather improper name, never met anybody called Narcyz.
11 Jul 2019 #269
Hi people, is Kliks a Polish surname? I know someone with that surname and to me it didn't sound obviously Slavic but apparently it's Polish: So what does it mean/where does it come from? A Slovak colleague mispronounced it as "Klikis" btw.
pawian 222 | 23,674
11 Jul 2019 #270
Google shows many Polish Kliks. Do you want to see one? A male or a female? Young or old? Good looking or plain?

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