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"Ego" as an ending in Polish Names?


Nannerlh60 2 | 23
29 Mar 2012  #1
I'm trying to find further information on my "Klepacki" relatives, who came to the US from Russia/Poland around 1900. I believe my grandfather was from Lublin, or close by - and I've found about a dozen spellings of "Klepacki" - but - recently I found something odd - in running a query on Klepacki and Lublin - I've run across several entries - all in polish - of surnames - "KLEPACKI-EGO" - what is meant by "EGO" - is that actually the spelling of the name?

I've not run across this before. Can someone help?

Also - if this has been posted elsewhere - I truly apologize. I tried to search here to be sure - but I'm relatively 'new' to this site, so I may have missed something.

Thanks to any/all replies. This is a wonderful forum.

Cheers!

Nancy Klepacki
Alligator - | 261
29 Mar 2012  #2
Polish surnames are declinated.
Klepacki
N: Klepacki
G: Klepackiego
D: Klepackiemu
Acc: Klepackiego
Abl: Klepackim
V: o Klepacki!
smurf 39 | 1,982
29 Mar 2012  #3
Can someone help

Polish grammar
Ziutek 9 | 160
29 Mar 2012  #4
The endings of polish nouns and adjectives change depending on the part they play in the sentence. “Klepacki" is the basic form and is used for the subject of a verb. "Klepackiego" is used for a variety of functions amongst which are the direct object of a verb and the sense of "belonging to Klepacki". To complicate matters further, there are female forms (eg Klepacka) and plural forms (eg Klepaccy).
OP Nannerlh60 2 | 23
30 Mar 2012  #5
Smurf - Gee thank you. Much help.

Ziutek - you, dear heart - are my personal hero today! I am new to this and do not speak Polish. My father spoke it often and I remember how many words 'sound' but no idea as to how they are spelled or rules of grammer. Again, many, many thanks.

Nancy Klepacki - Illinois, USA
Ziutek 9 | 160
30 Mar 2012  #6
It's a pleasure :-)
noreenb 7 | 557
30 Mar 2012  #7
You can also say, using "Klepackiego" not only as possesive like:
"SpotkaƂam Klepackiego." In the case, it means "I met Klepacki"; "I met him".
Just one of many examples to illustrate what Ziutek mentioned in his post.
noreenb 7 | 557
30 Mar 2012  #9
You welcome, Chrisoz, have a lot of fun and nice moments on PF.
:)
Oh, you haven't written the post, so why do you say "thank you" to me?
:P
Chrisoz - | 2
30 Mar 2012  #10
I thank anyone who helps me to understand Poland, Polish and the people of Poland. I find that life here is good, but I'm constantly annoyed by my own lack of understanding. Anyone who helps me through, is a friend as far as I'm concerned

C
noreenb 7 | 557
30 Mar 2012  #11
Oh, now I catch your post, thank you for your answer.
:)
Everything what helps me to understand better English which is my passion and my favourite language can be my virtual friend to I hope, so thank you and to all who write in English and with whose posts I can read more and understand more.
OP Nannerlh60 2 | 23
31 Mar 2012  #12
Chrisoz, I know exactly what you mean. It's frustrating and it is very sad. My cousins tell me that when they were young, our Grandparents and their brothers and sisters would only speak Polish when they did not want the children to understand what they were saying. None of us speak any Polish and I feel that we lost a great deal - not only of our families stories, but our heritage as well. People are people - as humans we sometimes do foolish/stupid or 'bad' things - I would love to know of our history both the good and bad. I feel as if there are links out there but my lack of understanding keeps me from finding those links and making connections. I look up "Klepacki" and pictures of people in Poland and often, I see strong resemblance to my father's family. Like ghosts.

Well, I do know one thing for certain - nothing beats a home-made, properly cooked Keilbasa and some pierogies!

Thanks again to all of you for helping us 'newcomers' to understand.

Nancy


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