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-ski/-ska, -scy/ski, -wicz - Polish surnames help



Nickidewbear 20 | 523    
10 Oct 2014  #151

"stsi"? Or could that be a form of "ski" or a Polonized form of the Italian "schi", which could come form "ski" in the first place?


Boskovic    
16 Oct 2014  #152

Surnames ending in "owicz" are typically Polish and Catholic. It was the advent of the Josefinian Laws in the mid 1800's that required Jews living amongst gentiles in Eastern Europe to adopt a Germanized Surname. "Owitz" was the German spelling and thus most Jews were indeed required to adopt this Germanized Spelling Variant. Of course there are always exceptions and some were able to retain their original spellings of "owicz" if they had limited contact with the enforcers of these laws (ie. Tax Collectors, Federal or County Officials and Immigration Inspectors).
Nickidewbear 20 | 523    
16 Oct 2014  #153

I did read somewhere that "Czyk" is typically Polish, "Owicz" typically Yiddish.
matykiewicz    
7 Nov 2014  #154

I am searching for any information on the surname Matykiewicz. My father-in-law said the name was polish but he never told my husband any more about his ancestors. It is possible he did not know. We don't know and cannot ask him now. What does the name mean? Where should I look for more information, which province, etc?
Nickidewbear 20 | 523    
7 Nov 2014  #155

I could be wrong, though it looks to be an equivalent of "ben Mattityahu" (in others, the patronymic for "Matthew").
gumishu 10 | 4,432    
7 Nov 2014  #156

I am searching for any information on the surname Matykiewicz.

it is a Belarussian or Ukrainian surname originally and a patronymic one - my guess is however Matyka is not a given name but a nickname (Matyka = Hoe)

there is however a possibility (but i think not very probable) that Matyka is a corrupted form of a given name Matthew (Matyj)

there is a new excellent thread on Polish and Eastern European surname suffixes by our long time user Paulina - read here https://polishforums.com/language-17/ethnic-backround-suffixes-surnames-72736/
matykiewicz    
8 Nov 2014  #157

Thank you. This has been helpful. Still need a voivodeship or province to start looking for more information. But this is quite enlightening. Thank you
Nickidewbear 20 | 523    
8 Nov 2014  #158

Try JewishGen. e.g.,

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen All Poland Database
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen
All Poland Database

Searching for Surname (phonetically like) MATYKIEWICZ

Run on Friday 7 November 2014 at 19:10:25

Description Press the Button to view the matches
JewishGen Family Finder List 17 records
Index of 1890 and 1891 NY Immigrants from Austria, Poland, and Galicia List 1 record
Borislav-Drohobycz Delinquent Water Bills 1941-1942 List 1 record
19 matches found for that search.

DJZolk    
3 Dec 2014  #159

Hello!
I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the following names.

Żółkiewicz
Maksymczuk
Palamer
Baran
Sawilak
Poprel

I would greatly appreciate any and all help!

Mostly just interested in Żółkiewicz.
Gman121    
12 Oct 2016  #160

Jstoz.
Your story sounds so similar to mine,
I am researching (sieniszkiewicz) my late Grandfathers name.
As he died when I was quite young I knew nothing about were he came from, but by going through shipping records,i found a photo of him.

His mothers name was Stanislawa and fathers name was Josef,
could this be a relation to you?
Quustyn    
10 Nov 2016  #161

***Jstoz

***Gman121

Feel free to contact me too, as we all might have links to this family tree.

My name is Quustyn and my mother Sharon was the eldest daughter of Kazimierz Sieniszkiewicz who is your brother.
I have a family tree album with all these information you state, which you have might even wrote as your past was 2 years ago.
Feel free to get in touch with myself.

DO NOT spam please.
Firecracker    
2 Jun 2017  #162

My family name is Jurewicz, and we came from Lublin, Poland. We are a very Catholic family, but there were rumors of some Jewish ancestry. Wow! Thanks to you all for your input.




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