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Polish Romani (gypsy) surnames


mel3
13 Nov 2018 #31
My grandmothers' maiden name was Mischewski. I have been told by my aunt that we come from a long line of gypsies. Can anyone shed some light on this, please?
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,934
14 Nov 2018 #32
How would it improve your life?
DCygan22
14 Feb 2019 #33
My last name is Cygan, assuming that means Gypsy in Polish, what are the probabilities that I have Roma blood? Also, I have seen some people mention DNA testing -- I have never seen a DNA test that would qualify a separate Roma DNA -- most can only state "Eastern European" so I am dubious. What DNA test reveals Roma ancestry?
Lyzko 25 | 7,145
14 Feb 2019 #34
Been told that my family name 'Pajdo' might well be of Roma origins.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,903
14 Feb 2019 #35
If your last name is Cygan then your ancestors were either Gypsies or the people around your ancestors at the time either thought they were or behaved like Gypsies.

Cygan,or variations of it means Gypsy in many languages.
Lyzko 25 | 7,145
14 Feb 2019 #36
Most likely, at least on one side of the family.
churlyboat
9 Mar 2019 #37
Could the surname Kukal be gypsy? Great grandmother was from Prague. Correction, great, great grandmother
Sezredd
2 May 2019 #38
Is the Name Bartog a gypsy name.
jon357 63 | 14,702
2 May 2019 #39
It's a Hungarian surname, a variant on Bartok

Kukal

There are some Roma with that name.
ruta
13 Dec 2019 #40
My grandmother was born in Poland and her maiden name was Samul, which the family changed to Samuel when they moved to the US. She oftentimes told stories of her family traveling throughout eastern Europe with a horse and cart and my great grandfather would rip people off at card games, etc. She also read palms, tea leaves, etc. Wondering if they were gypsies. The surname Samul seems unusual for Poland.
Lyzko 25 | 7,145
13 Dec 2019 #41
Just out of curiousity, might "Lula" also be a Romani surname?
Vievebleu - | 1
1 Jan 2020 #42
My Polish mother surname was Baba, and my grandmother always told me that my grandfather was gypsy origin.
Can anyone tell me if this surname is related to gypsy family? Thank you for any information.
kaprys 2 | 2,189
1 Jan 2020 #43
I doubt there are exclusively Gypsy surnames.
I know Polish Gypsies with surnames like Kwiatkowski or Kowalski.
The most famous Polish Gypsy poet Papusza was called Bronisława Wajs which is probably phonetical spelling of Weiss.
HelenaT
5 Jan 2020 #44
Are these surnames Romi? Polish Romy?
Lalicka and Tereszkiewicz
My father's parents from Tyczyn, Rzeszow,Galacia
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,934
5 Jan 2020 #45
I know Polish Gypsies

?
Like Polish Americans? Is there a Gypsieland somewhere? Do those Polish Gypsies see themselves as Poles? Like ever or just when it's convenient? How did they get there? Are they Poles first who happen to be Gypsies? Which comes first?

Man, do I hate those nomadic parasites whose only occupation is lie and steal, but never farm, enlist, and assimilate.

I have a cute story about two them scamming a trusting man out of 15 million bucks.

No, I don't have any stories about their positive contribution to the countries where they squat.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,743
5 Jan 2020 #46
Pikeys diddies , bogtrotters call em what u like , they are people who are prepared to uproot and move to where the money / action is , brave self starting , confident and successful, they are no different to you rich when you left Poland for better pickings in the good old US of A , yes rich you are a Polish Pikey.

Mazur is a gypsy/ Romani surname , just google it.
kaprys 2 | 2,189
5 Jan 2020 #47
Polish Gypsies have Polish surnames.
MBuchala
11 Feb 2020 #48
My father's name was changed from Buhawa to Buchala over 100 years ago on Ellis island. Is this a roma name
kaprys 2 | 2,189
11 Feb 2020 #49
@MBuchala
I doubt it was changed. Polish surname Buchała is roughly pronounced as /Buhawa/.
Taven baxtale
25 Mar 2020 #50
Hello my gypsy friends
I want to know too something about my surname
Vekoň or Máti/Maty
I was Born near Poland


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