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Surname origins of Kantynowna


jtoml3 3 | 2
19 Jun 2015 #1
Hi all,

I have a 6th great grandmother who's maiden name was Kantynowna. Apparently she was born in Poland however I can't find anything on this surname. I know some females had their surnames altered but is Kantynowna a Polish surname? I don't know her parents names so I can't work out what the male equivalent is. Any help would be great :)
Looker - | 1,126
19 Jun 2015 #2
Kantynowna

The suffix owna (ówna in Polish) suggest a woman maiden name in Poland.
The base name Kantyn + the ending. (Check this thread also.)
If the Kantyn name exist in Poland then it's rather extremely rare, similar with Kantyna, although the Kanty name is quite known in Poland.
OP jtoml3 3 | 2
20 Jun 2015 #3
I can't find anything about it on Google, however I came across this website with Huguenot surnames, which has Kantyn listed as a surname variant- phoenixhollo.com/fr/Comt%C3%A9_de_Jerauld_0.html

My ancestors full name is Catherine Kantynowna, she married in 1778 in Klonówka, Poland. I know some Huguenot people escaped to Germany, but what are the chances of them ending up in Pomerania? If this even indeed the right way to look at it. If its a rare Polish surname it must have come from somewhere else.

I should note on the PTG Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne records, they have it spelled at Kantynowna, however in a family tree book I have, its Kuntynowna. This is a link to a copy of the birth record from the family tree book,

birth record

It looks like Kuntynowna. I can't understand any of the other text. I don't know if her parents names are listed or place of birth.


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