mstapor1 4 | 8 2 Oct 2010 #1From what I can gather, the last name Stąpor apparently means a "Grinding tool" like a pestle, or a log to crush grain (According to Polonius3). However, searching this- while I can find others with the same last name, I cannot really find a 'history' to it, or seal, or anything.What my grandma tells me, is that my grandpa's father came to America when he was.. either 16 or 18, when Poland was part of Prussia. Apparently he switched names with his younger brother, and came over, then the younger brother came over as the older brother's name- or something along those lines. My grandpa's mother, however, came over when she was 14 to live at her sister's dairy farm. Eventually her sister said "Okay, I've found a nice polish man, you're marrying him." and thus, my grandpa's family was created.I am completely unsure of the historical accuracy of all of this, and would like to go back further, but I just have no information to start with really, or where to look. Any information anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.