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Paprocki: I am trying to figure out my Polish roots.


Allison
11 Mar 2010  #1
home.eznet.net/~paprocki/genealogy/Paprocki/NYC/WladyslawPaprocki.html

My g-grandfather was Henry Walter Parke and I am trying to figure out my Polish roots. I finally came across a website that had information on my genealogy. I am confused about what it says in regard to the fact that Katherine remarried to "Roman" (wtf) and had seven children. Does that look like it means that I am not actually related to Wladyslaw Paprocki?

Also, do last names really mean anything in regards to ancestry? I've heard that Polish people changed their names around quite a lot for some reason.
frd 7 | 1,399
11 Mar 2010  #2
Roman

What's wrong with Roman? It's a normal polish name and surname appearing in Poland since XIII century. Polish people changed surname mainly to foreigners having problems with pronunciation, and sometimes office workers made typos while writing them down...

Katherine had seven children with Wladyslaw Paprocki not with Roman.. which is pretty obvious because there's a date of the second marriage.

Seems your roots are Polish and German.. : o
OP Allison
11 Mar 2010  #3
Nothing, I just thought it sounded weird at first because its a city. Nothing weird about it now that I think about it.
Matowy - | 295
11 Mar 2010  #4
Nothing, I just thought it sounded weird at first because its a city.

???
OP Allison
11 Mar 2010  #5
oh my God. I did not just write that. That sounded so stupid. I just wasn't thinking. That is not what I meant to say. This post probably makes me look like I'm retarded but I promise I'm not.
frd 7 | 1,399
11 Mar 2010  #6
oh my God. I did not just write that.

Good luck in your roots research :)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
25 Mar 2010  #7
PAPROCKI: root-word paproć (fern); topo from Paprotki (Fernville) or similar
Allison 5 | 118
7 Jun 2010  #8
Merged: Is Paprocki a common surname among Poles?

also, does anyone know about the history of the families named Paprocki in Poland? I am interested.
asik 2 | 220
7 Jun 2010  #9
Is Paprocki a common surname among Poles?

No, I don't think it's a common surname.

Most popular surnames are: Nowak, Kowalski and many others. Here is a list of the most popular Polish surnames :
220217 Nowak
131940 Kowalski
104418 Wiśniewski
92945 Dąbrowski
89366 Lewandowski
88932 Wójcik
87935 Kamiński
87690 Kowalczyk
85988 Zieliński
84527 Szymański
81390 Woźniak
72368 Kozłowski
65942 Jankowski
63519 Wojciechowski
62629 Kwiatkowski
59403 Kaczmarek

futrega.org/etc/nazwiska.html
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
9 Jun 2010  #10
Stanislaw Paprocki (born 11 October 1899). Shot with 197 other Poles on 17 September 1940 in the Palmiry forest after detention in the Pawiak. I have no info as to charge, date of arrest etc. RIP Stanislaw.
zetigrek
9 Jun 2010  #11
There are 2899 ppl with such surname in Poland. Themost amount of ppl with this surname lives in Warsaw and Lodz.
Here you geographical division: moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/paprocki.html

also infos here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paprocki

There is a famous fashion design with surname Paprocki: pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paprocki_%26_Brzozowski
Allison 5 | 118
10 Jun 2010  #12
My ancestors who had that name came from Parchanie.

Stanislaw Paprocki (born 11 October 1899). Shot with 197 other Poles on 17 September 1940 in the Palmiry forest after detention in the Pawiak. I have no info as to charge, date of arrest etc. RIP Stanislaw.

not related lol
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
14 Jun 2010  #13
I think I've done soem of thsde before, but because they are so common I'll give it another go:
NOWAK: newcomer, newman
KOWALSKI: blacksmith's son or helper
WIŚNIEWSKI: from Wiśniewo (Cherryville)
DĄBROWSKI: from Dąbrów, Dąbrowo or Dąbrowa (Oakville)
LEWANDOWSKI: from Lewandów or Lewandowszczyzna (Lavenderville)
WÓJCIK: village mayor's son
KAMIŃSKI: from village fo Kamień (Stoneton, Rockville)
KOWALCZYK: blacksmith's son or helper
ZIELIŃSKI: from Zielin (Greenville)
SZYMAŃSKI: From Szymany (Simonville)
WO-NIAK: son of the court crier (woźny)
KOZ£OWSKI: from Kozłów or Kozłowo (Buckton, Goatville)
JANKOWSKI: from Janków or Jankowo (Johnsville)
WOJEICHOWSKI: from Wojciechów or Wojciechowo (Albertville)
KWIATKWOSKI: form Kwiatkąw or Kwiatków (Floralton, Flowerville)
KACZMAREK: innkeeper's son.
caprice49 4 | 224
25 Jun 2010  #14
Paprocki

You wouldn't per chance have a Ted Paprocki in your family tree?
Allison 5 | 118
25 Jun 2010  #15
no, but it sounds familiar.
teraberry
1 May 2012  #16
My maiden name is Paprocki. I have lots of relatives in Platte County, Nebraska, lots of Paprockis there. My ancestors came from Tarnow, Poland.
gadeborski 2 | 15
2 May 2012  #17
There were Paprocki families in Boulder County, Colorado as well. The 1900 census has a John and Anna Paprocki. They might have been related to my family through marriage.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
2 May 2012  #18
PAPROCKI: root-word paproć (fern); possibly toponymic from localities such as Paproć, Paprotki, Paprotnia or similar.
Kitty74
11 Mar 2014  #19
Your Paprocki ancestors from around Tarnow who went to Nebraska, are most likely from the villages of Leki Gorne, Leki Dolne and surrounding villages. Some of my ancestors are from there, and related to Paprocki's. Andrew Paprocki was one of the first , to settle in Platte County Ne. We are currently translating a play, written in 1877 in Poland. Andrew is mentioned, as well as Columbus, the county seat.

Check out Platte County Nebraska GeWeb site.


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