Nope - it is one of the oldest Polish coats of arm -a star do not equate Jewish!
Actually, it does:
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
25 Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings
in the desert forty years, house of Isra'el?
26 No, but now you will bear Sikkut as your king
and Kiyun, your images,
the star of your god, which you made for yourselves;
27 as I exile you beyond Dammesek,"
says Adonai Elohei-Tzva'ot -
that is his name.
Believe or not, we--not the Hindus--created the "Star of David"--which it eventually became. Besides, the Andruleviciuses were not nobles; and why would a non-noble marry a noble?Also, we were Czernecki (That got changed only after the pogroms--can you blame us? We were scared--Dad and Pop-Pop still are, even though they were born here.). Furthermore, Margeviches are recorded in Ariogala, and living outside of it--that's us (or relatives of ours, anyhow).
Also, we took surnames only because we were required to do it --and we took the "Czarniecki" form only after the pogroms. Furthermore, many Jews claimed to be related to nobles so that we could pass and/or assimilate to some extent (Actually, Natalie Wood's family, the Zaharenko Gurdins, claimed to be related to the Romanovs; and guess who you can find on JewishGen--a Zaharenko family from the Ukraine!):
1808 The Duchy of Warsaw introduces civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths under Catholic supervision. Jews are recorded.
1813 Prussian law requires Jews to take fixed surnames.
1826 The Polish government requires all religions to keep their own registers of births, marriages, and deaths.
1827 Reinterpretation of Russia's Conscrip-tion Law mandates 31 years of military service for Jews, beginning at age 12, in another effort to assimilate the Jews.
1835 A strongly enforced Russian law requires Jews to take fixed surnames and register with the Crown Rabbinate.
1848 Revolutions and riots in Central Europe, especially Germany, spur increased Jewish immigration to America.
1861 Russian laws free the serfs. Russian Jews are gradually allowed to settle in villages outside the Pale.
Also, our tree never goes back to Stefan Czarniecki--it would have if we were related to him.
So, I'm just saying--and as I've said before, my family chose to leave Lithuania, Belarus, and the Ukraine for Poland Proper in those days.
My own great-great-grandmother was Aleksjondria Alicja Andrulewiczówna Czernecka.
Her dad's family became Crypto Jews (Anusim
) during the 1700s, but our generation may have reverted back for a time (I had Andrelovich and Andrulevich cousins in Lithuania and the Ukraine, respectfully.). We had a common relative named Aleksjondria Alicja (Daniłowiczówna, since that's the only way that Great-Great-Grandma would have ever listed her in-law mother as a relative at Ellis Island.). So, then, my great-grandaunt and two cousins were named the same (that is, Alexandria Alice) besides her (that, among other Ashkenazic Jewish customs, never went away when we became Anusim
. In fact, at least one cousin was named "Regina Marie" for another great-grandaunt when my great-grandaunt was at the point of death--Regina Marie Yudiski, an Andrulewicz/Andruskiewicz, named for Regina Marie Czernecki, specifically. We did observe some Sephardic customs as well, though--e.g., naming for living relatives, since Aunt Mary was named for both of her grandmothers and not the Virgin Mary.).