I have posted elsewhere this question but thought this new thread might see a wider audience.
I have notice there is a group of surnames in Poland that have the suffix -dys. Such as Berdys, Kondys, Tondys or Hołdys just to mention a few.
Does anyone know of the origins of this suffix or where this type of surname comes from. They seem to be only found in Poland or those found abroad with these surnames are from Polish ancestry.
Also I've noticed some surnames with just the -ys suffix. Are these type of surnames related?
I would be grateful for any help on this topic.
I believe that the suffix -dyś does not exist in Poland. However the suffix -yś does. I believe that it is of Lithuanian origin and is used similar to the way -ski is used in Slavic countries. Probably patronymic, Hordyś would mean son of Hord. These surnames, however, are extremely rare and all my life, I have never met a Pole with a name ending in -yś.