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darren 1 | 3
23 Feb 2008 #1
i would like any information on my it a popular name in poland? where did it originate from? a town or a province? my grandparent's came to canada in the early 1900's i think,that is about all i know.i do have my father's birth certificate but i do not know how to read polish! he was born on december 17 1923 in the parish of krzymize (i don't know if that is the right spelling).i am from winnipeg and if anybody knows where i can get this put into english send me a message,any help would be great !!! thank you in advance.
RJ_cdn - | 267
23 Feb 2008 #2
Very popular last name, 32525 Czarnecki's in Poland.
It would usually refer to the name of a place where the family lived at some point centuries ago, a place with a name beginning Czarn-, from the root czarny, "black." The name is especially likely to refer to the village of Czarnca in Kielce province, Wloszczowa district, but you can't really count on that -- there are too many other cases where it referred to any of a number of villages named Czarne, Czarne, etc.

Can't find anything about Krzymize, could you please check the spelling.
BTW I am in Wpg
Kowalski 7 | 621
24 Feb 2008 #3
Czarnecki family info here:
Polish_Man - | 13
24 Feb 2008 #4
The most popular surnames in Poland:

My surname is here too. :]
krzysztof_r - | 4
24 Feb 2008 #5
Maybe you will be interested, that your name is mentioned in the Polish national anthem ;)
RJ_cdn - | 267
24 Feb 2008 #6
Czarnecki and Czarniecki are two different last names
krzysztof_r - | 4
24 Feb 2008 #7
You're right, I don't know how I saw "i" in darren's surname...
17 Mar 2008 #8
My grandfather sister was Czarnecki-they were living in Krzepice near Częstochowa-if you are interesting in the more information tell me it-but I'm not good in english language.Many greetings from Poland. Inna Kart
OP darren 1 | 3
29 Mar 2008 #9
darren's update;i have talked to my aunt and she filled in some of the dads birth and baptism certificate is written in latin-still can't read some of the words that are written.some other information i have is my grandparents michael czarnecki(5 or 6 sisters)and antonina tyjzcrynska (tyschinska)(3 brothers) were married in 1919 had three children william,vicki,and michael,(my dad)the surname was never grandparents were neighbors who owned and worked their land around the town of grandparents left poland and arrived at the port of montreal,quebec on sept 16 aunt remembers bits and pieces,hope somebody knows more of this !!!
ZESLAW - | 9
29 Mar 2008 #10
your name is from the village of czarnaca east of czestochowa..
my family are buried in the cemetry there
i have been there many times, my father is going there sometime in may , will have look in cemetry for you
Inak - | 8
31 Mar 2008 #11
Krzywcza it is big village near the city PRZEMYŚL
The surname of Antonina is probably Tyczyńska(i)-very good surname or

Krzywcza today it is big village near Przemyśl-but the town called Krzywcza before the II World War -today is called KRZESZÓW-situated between two towns Zamość and Biłgoraj.Sud/est of Poland.

Before the war was 3 villages and towns called so, but today these places are in Ukraina not in Poland.
You must know which big city was not far from the your family home.
Emmersg - | 1
1 Jun 2008 #12
Merged: Czarnecki surname research

Hello All,
My grandmother's family is from Poland. My grandma grew up in Hamtramck MI. Her maiden name was Czarnecki, later changed to Black by my great grandfather. My great grandma's maiden name was Weiss. How common are these last names? Where abouts in Poland would you find these last names? Thanks for any help!
Polson 5 | 1,770
1 Jun 2008 #13
Haha, that's pretty funny !! Your grandma changed her name to Black (Czarnecki, Czarny meaning "black" in Polish)...and your great grandma's maiden name was Weiss, which means "white" in German... Your old photos must be black & white ^^

Czarnecki is not a rare name in Poland... There are more than 30,000 people in Poland carrying that name all over Poland, no particular place...

As to Weiss, it may be of German or Jewish origin.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
1 Jun 2008 #14

My grandmother's family is from Poland. My grandma grew up in Hamtramck

You might be better off on the Hamtramck thread. Yes, there is one on the forum.
7 Jul 2009 #15
[Moved from]: Czarnecki from Zagora, Poland...(does anyone know where this place is?)

According to my ancestors US WWI draft cards, they are from Zagora, Poland. Does anyone know what big city this is near? The surname is Czarnecki. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
pgtx 30 | 3,156
7 Jul 2009 #16
13 Jan 2010 #17
My Grandfather was a Czarnecki from Gdynia

I am friends here with a Polish imigrant who says that Czarnecki is a royal Poish name.
Very good name (as she would say).

It is spelled various ways, however ours is spelled the say as yours, CZARNECKI.

Good Luck

caprice49 4 | 224
14 Jan 2010 #18

Does anyone know of a Zdzislaw Czarnecki who lived in Cambridge? Not sure when he died but would have been over 100 if he were still alive.
mczarnecki - | 1
3 May 2010 #19
Merged: Czarnecki from Grudna Gorna

I have traced my fathers family name Czarnecki back to my great great great grandfather from Grudna gorna Poland. I know my great grandfather only had two sisters but know nothing about his fathers siblings or grandfathers siblings. Looking for more information about the town and if other Czarneckis are from there. My grandfather came to Pittsburgh and then to Canonsburg Pennsylvania when he left Poland (Galicia) in 1906.
4 Sep 2010 #20
My grandfather Wladyslaw Gorka came from Galician area of Poland in the 1890's(?). He eventually settled in Newark, N.J. His baptism certificate is difficult to read since it is in Latin with Polish names. According to the record his parents were:Adam Gorka(father) son of Jacob Gorka and Agnes Rapala and Marianna Czarnecki(mother) daughter of Slanislaw Czarnecki and Sophia Janicka.

When Wladyslaw came to the US he spelled his name Gurka. My uncle(?) Henry had his surname as Gorki(another town in the same area) on other documents. Later the family spelled the surname as Gorka.

Wladyslaw's baptism certificate lists the town of Glinik Dolny. This small town is the same general area of Grunda Gorna. Grunda Gorna is over the mountains to the northwest of Glinik Dolny. I do know that Wladyslaw and Henry listed different towns in the same area on immigation records.

There is a town in the same general area(to the southwest closer to Sanok) with the name Czarnorzeki. Perhaps this is relevant.
TheOther 6 | 3,690
5 Sep 2010 #21
came from Galician area of Poland

So he came from Austria-Hungary or the Russian Empire (I'm too lazy to look it up right now). There was no Poland at that time.

Nothing personal, but why for heaven's sake can people on PF who are into genealogy not get their historical facts straight?
jgrunklee 1 | 1
11 Feb 2015 #22
Hello! I'm new here, but I also have a Czarnecka in my family from somewhere in Poland. I hear it's a common name, but they all eventually start somewhere, eh? The only thing I have been told is that there is an -i or -a at the end of the name to denote gender so it changes frequently.

I don't have a lot of details, I were pretty excited to get my grandfather's grandparents names: Mateusz Kowalski married Agnieszka Czarnecka. They had 6 children, Heronim, Ireneusz, Piotr, Zacheusz, Helene, and Maryanna. Helene Kowalska was my grandfather's grandmother, born in 1886 in Poland, then married Waclaw Zarembski in Pennsylvania, USA before relocating to Chicago, Illinois at some point in the early 1900's.

I am pretty sure Mateusz may have been from Brzozowka near Torun. No idea about Agnieszka. From a marriage certificate, we found that their fifth child, Helene, said she was from Brzozówka, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Have you found more information about your relatives?
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
14 Feb 2015 #23
CZARNECKI: most likely originated as a toponymic nick for someone hailing from one of many villages in Poland called Czarna or Czarne. Another possibility is the patronymic avenue: someone nicknamed Czarny (Blackie) for his dark completion and raven-black hair fathered a son, and fellow-villagers could have dubbed the offspring Czarniak, Czarnowicz or Czarnecki (Blackie's boy).

There are 10 different coats of arms for the Czarneckis.
For more info please contact me.
Nickidewbear 23 | 610
14 Feb 2015 #24
Czarnecki and Czarniecki are two different last names

Not really. The latter is a Lithuanian-Polish variant of the other. One person in a Czarnecki group on Facebook told me that the "i" in his name (as well as "

i" in our name) denoted Lithuanian origination (In our case, it was "Czernecki" and "Czerniecki" of Litvish and Vaysruslander origin. We changed it during the pogroms and made up the story that we are somehow related to Stefan Czarniecki.).
3 May 2017 #25
The period from about 1890-1905 saw the largest single emigration of almost 4-5 million polish to USA as a result of deteriorating political and economic conditions. A common story for many of us as I found out. Both my grandparents were in their early teens in 1915-1920 residing in Milwaukee. Grandfather out of Krakow, was Theodore Czarneck died 1957; GM was a Bosnian, madien name Stella Bosniak (Bozniak 1895 on birth certificate) and married to a Stanley Misiak (Miziak). I have no information on GP Czarnecki's siblings, if any. My father, Raymond John (deceased in Buena Park CA 2003 /1922), was the youngest out of 14, three female.Most still reside in Milwaukee. I love the surname, and always need to spell it to strangers. Gary Gerald Czarnecki, 73, Huntington Beach, CA.
Nickidewbear 23 | 610
29 Sep 2022 #26
They are variants of the same family name.
jon357 72 | 20,989
29 Sep 2022 #27
You're replying to a post from 14 years ago that you also replied to 7 years ago.

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