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I'm trying to track down where my great grandfather came from. Albert Czarnowsky any ideas??


Gtabitha 1 | 1
15 Dec 2014 #1
Trying to track down a Albert Czarnowsky born in the 1840's. Any ideas? Some say Czarnowsky is Polish.
Looker - | 1,134
15 Dec 2014 #2
This is all you know, maybe any brothers, sisters, sons names, etc.? If he emigrated to the USA you could check also passenger list on Ellis Island page:

libertyellisfoundation.org/passenger-result

Possible Polish name of Czarnowsky is Czarnowski, and this is quite popular name in Poland.
moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/czarnowski.html
Polonius3 994 | 12,380
17 Dec 2014 #3
CZARNOWSKI: root here is adj. czarny (black); it is a Polish surname which originated as a toponmyic tag form such localities as Czarnów, Czarnowo, Czarnówek or similar (Blackville, Blackly, Blackborough, Blackton - take your pick).

If the name were Czech or Slovak it would have been spelt Čarnovsky. If it was transltierated Russian/Ukrainian then it would be Charnovsky. Czarnowsky is a wierd hybrid.
OP Gtabitha 1 | 1
23 Dec 2014 #4
We was told him and his brother Henry stowed away on the ship so no record of them. We think they may be from Pommern. They wouldn't talk about parents or any names.. I can't read any German so I don't know if there is any birth record for there!!


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