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Posts by alxmac  

Joined: 29 Nov 2011 / Male ♂
Last Post: 7 Jan 2012
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From: Melbourne
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alxmac   
5 Jan 2012
History / Mother tongue in Poland - acccording to 1931 census. [174]

poland oppressed ukraine and belarus and tried to polonise its people they banned ukrainiana belarusian language and tried to convert them to catholic church for many hundreds of hears. they mostly failed at it
alxmac   
4 Jan 2012
History / Mother tongue in Poland - acccording to 1931 census. [174]

my grandmother was from polesie and was an ''other, local'' which means poleszuk. poleszuk people are eastern slavic people who have thair own unique culture and languaue called polessian language which some considered a dialect of Ukrainian. most poleszuk people have Ukrainian last names and its thought that most poleszuki are closely related to modern day Ukrainians as they both descend from the same ancient Slavic tribes of Kieven rus!

also the poleszuk people where heavily russified before ww1 and then heavily polanized after ww1.
about 70% of poleszuk people live in northern Ukraine and the rest mainly in southern Belarus with small communities in poland and russia.

the polish community in polesie had little to do with the poleszuk '' locals''
alxmac   
22 Dec 2011
Genealogy / Mackowiak surname, Maćkowiak [17]

my surname is Maćkowiak
what does it mean? where in Poland does it come from?
alxmac   
30 Nov 2011
Genealogy / THE MEANING AND RESEARCH OF MY POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME? [4501]

thank you for the information :)
i disagree about not being occupied as my family saw it they were occupied by a government who tried to polanise them for a very long time. but in the end we are all human. thank you again for the information :)
alxmac   
30 Nov 2011
Genealogy / THE MEANING AND RESEARCH OF MY POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME? [4501]

Hirshkovitz Hershkovitz is a ashkenazi Jewish last name

my grandmother was born in west belarus when it was under polish occupation

anyone no anything about the last name leonczuk/leonchuk in cyrillic russian Леончук... could it be ruthenian ?

and also last name gryszuk/gryschuk and in cyrillic russian Грищук can anyone help me?