The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Genealogy  % width posts: 14

Is the Surname Yang Polish?


mattkrow 3 | 11
24 Dec 2009 #1
I have come across the surname Yang. One of my great,great aunt's married a Joseph Yang in Trembatschau,Silesia,Poland. The marriage would have been around the 1890's.
mira - | 115
24 Dec 2009 #3
Not Polish for sure. I'd agree with krysia that it might be a jewish surname.
OP mattkrow 3 | 11
24 Dec 2009 #4
that would be a very good possability. thanks for the help krysia
BrutalButcher - | 390
24 Dec 2009 #5
Not JEwish.Sounds Asian.

Some people need to learn to look for information on themselves!
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
25 Dec 2009 #6
YANG - possibly a misspelling of Jung. Some non-German heard it as Jang and write it down that way. In the English-speaking world the émigré respelled it Yang so as not to be called Jang (Dżęg). With no other facts to go on this hypothesis is equally difficult to prove or disprove.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
25 Dec 2009 #7
With no other facts to go on this hypothesis is equally difficult to prove or disprove.

Not at all, just look what OP wrote.

One of my great,great aunt's married a Joseph Yang in Trembatschau,Silesia,Poland. The marriage would have been around the 1890's.

Trębaczów; a small village east of Wrocław. I’m sure there were many Asians there in 1890’s. There’s probably none there even today. Only a fool would suggest that it’s of Asian origin. It may even have Jewish connection which was dismissed by BB. Many Jews were given and assumed Jung as their last name presumably because they were young at the time when surname became obligatory. That sounds much more plausible than some Asian theory.
krysia 23 | 3,058
25 Dec 2009 #8
maybe Tatarian?
beckski 12 | 1,617
28 Dec 2009 #9
Sounds Asian

I have Asian clients with the surname of Yang.
shush 1 | 212
4 Jan 2010 #10
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_%28surname%29

Some people need to learn to look for information on themselves!

If you want to use Internet reasonably you need to have some knowledge, copy-paste is not enough.

Yang looks like Jewish surname, not Polish for sure. I found Jang, maybe it is the same version but misspelled?

ww.avotaynu.com/csi/csi-result.html?page=next
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
4 Jan 2010 #11
i agree with the misspelled version

fact that Polish/Eastern European surnames were 'americanized' but another important fact is that Jewish people, those who lived under the German rule during partition of Poland and earlier, went through a 'germanization of Jews' process back in XVI and XVII century

what that meant for them is that most of them 'germanized' their surnames or assumed proper German names

Your version of Yang is probably americanized version of Jung as Polonius wrote
ivanyangburger
14 Jan 2014 #12
My last name's Yang and I'm Chinese
TheOther 6 | 3,692
14 Jan 2014 #13
Only a fool would suggest that it's of Asian origin.

You know that the German Empire had colonies in China and that quite a few people from the colonies moved to Europe?

Trembatschau,Silesia,Poland

Trembatschau, Schlesien, Deutsches Reich
jon357 71 | 20,410
14 Jan 2014 #14
It could be a Polonisation of the Scots name Young. There was considerable immigration from Scotland to Poland over the years, including to Silesia. There are a few surnames like that.


Home / Genealogy / Is the Surname Yang Polish?
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.