Hello to all forum users, may I wish you all A Happy & Healthy New Year. My question must have been asked many times so, I guess I should apologise for asking it again.
I was born in 1943, my father was serving with the Polish forces based in the Arbroath/BarryBuddon area, it's possible he was with a regiment that was part of the 10th Armed Cavalry Brigade. His name is/was Stanislaw Valendzec born 8th Nov. 1921 in either Sediece or Slediece. I have no service number or any other information but I would very much like to establish the facts about my parents as much as possible. Can anyone on this forum point me in a useful direction? Thank-you.
Valendzec is not Polish because, first of all, no indigenously Polish names contain the letter 'v'. That sound is produced in Polish by the 'w'. Secondly, the combination -dzec is rarely if ever encountered in Polish names. And thirdly, Walendzik (1,200 users) and Walendziak (over 500) are well-known surnames in Poland. Others include Walędziak (app. 350) and Walędzik (some 200). They all probably originated as patronymic nicks meaning ‘Val’s boy’.