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phdthomas 1 | -
13 Mar 2013 #1
My name is Thomas Stockmeier, borned in Brazil, but son of a german father and polish mother (Sofia Kolesinska), then I apply and got the recognization of polish govern as polish citizen (extended to my 3 kids Jean, Barbara and Victor).

Brazil have the 4th greatest polish comunity of the world, only behind Poland,USA, and Germany.

Regardless the important polish communities of Chile, Argentina, Uruguai, Australia, Canada, the brazilian polish community is great and well important.

After Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and German communities, we are the 5th greather immigrant group established in Brazil, more great than japanese, korean, chinese, and other european communities.

Then it is strange that the Polish Brazilian community are so "quiet" in the web.

I hope try to bring more brazilian poles to this forum.

bardzo dziękuję

Tomasz
Varsovian 92 | 634
13 Mar 2013 #2
I was hungover one morning in Leeds and heard 2 Brazilians chatting away behind me in the bus. Semi-comatose, I turned round and asked one, "Czy Pani mówi po polsku?" And yes, she did. Somehow, I'd heard a faint echo of a Polish accent in her Portuguese - God knows how. Polish father, it turned out.
jzatorska
20 Apr 2013 #3
Hi Thomas,
Do you know any good forum, or a different way of finding some realives in Brasil,
My grandfathers sister left to Brasil after the war, she had one son -I think they lived in Curitiba....
Thanks,
Joanna
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
20 Apr 2013 #4
Do you know any good forum, or a different way of finding some relatives in Brazil,

try: genealogy.com

genforum.genealogy.com/brazil
Levi_BR 6 | 219
19 Apr 2015 #5
Today i think that one of the new faces of the Brazilian-Polish people is Francisco Lachowski.

His father came from Poland and maternal ancestors from Portugal and Germany. Lachowski began his career in 2009, when as a 17-year-old won the competition organized by the American model agency Ford Models in São Paulo. In the initial period of his career he was covered by the exclusively contract for Dior, and later Lachowski collaborated with such agencies as "Premium Models" from Paris, "Models 1" from London and other

/wiki/Francisco_Lachowski

Important: If you post a link to a non-English source, ALWAYS summarize / translate the relevant parts into English!
Wulkan - | 3,251
19 Apr 2015 #6
Lachowski has a Polish father and his mother is half German half Portuguese.
jon357 63 | 15,216
19 Apr 2015 #7
Quite well known since he won that competition. He has plenty of followers
Levi_BR 6 | 219
19 Apr 2015 #8
Lachowski has a Polish father and his mother is half German half Portuguese.

Exactly, if he had also Italian ancestry he would complete the 4 biggest colonies of the South of Brazil. :)

Sorry mods, there follow the English version: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Lachowski
Wulkan - | 3,251
19 Apr 2015 #9
He has plenty of followers for a reason that will be obvious

Yes, he is considered the best looking model in the world by many.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
22 Sep 2015 #10
Hi Thomas!
My maternal grandmother's brother emigrated to Brazil in the early 20th century and set up a reportedly flourishing sawn-timber business in the Rio de Janeiro area. His surname was Ciosmak (quite a rare one). Round about World War Two contact with him was broken and we never did find out if he had died or what happened. Supposedly he had only 2 or 3 daughters so the name may have been lost. But I did find some Brazilian Ciosmaks on Facebook but none of them have responded. Any suggestions about how to track somebody down?
Karasinski
25 Sep 2015 #11
Hello there

My name is Gabriel, i'm from a city called Guarapuava in the Paraná state, my mother's family came from Poland in the early 20th century, they lived in the Lublin region.

i'm very glad that there are still people here trying to preserve our heritage with folklore music groups and festivals, the polish easter celebration in Curitiba which is beautiful, etc

I'm also learning polish, my grandmother speaks well the language, so she is trying to help with some things :)

Cheers to all
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
25 Sep 2015 #12
KARASIŃSKI: root-word karaś (crucian aka German carp - a small panfish of the cyprinoid family). The surname may have originated to identify someone as a fancier of this species; even more likely is the toponymic option - someone was named that way because he hailed from such places as Karaś, Karaska or Karasiewo.
DominicB - | 2,704
25 Sep 2015 #13
KARASIŃSKI: root-word karaś

Much more likely to be a Ruthenian or Russian influenced version of the Polish name Krasińśki. Sounds very Byelorussian.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
25 Sep 2015 #14
Ruthenian or Russian influenced

KRASIŃSKI: root-word krasa (Old Polish for beauty, loveliness); probably toponym form Krasin, Krasna, Krasne or similar.
The inserted-vowel hypothesis cannot be ruled out only insofar as with surnames most everything is possible. Illiterate peasnats often had their names misspelt, mispronoucned and miscopied over the genrations by semi-literate parish priests and village scribes and the Russian partition ordeal certainly left its imprint.

However since Russian also uses the kras- root to mean beauty (eg krasiviy - beautiful, krasavitsa - lovely woman), there seems to be no justification for an inserted -a- except slovenly copying.
mafketis 23 | 8,445
25 Sep 2015 #15
I hope try to bring more brazilian poles to this forum.

Why would Brazilian Poles want to write about their experiences in a language that's not native to either country?

If you want a larger online presence start a Portugese/Polish forum for people. This forum is not very accepting of languages other than English (which makes zero sense, but....)
Karasinski
25 Sep 2015 #16
it's probably due to the registration here in Brazil, sadly the errors were not that uncommon, and not only restricted to polish surnames

like for example, Nowakowski turning into Nowakoski or Novakoski
DominicB - | 2,704
25 Sep 2015 #17
However since Russian also uses the kras- root to mean beauty (eg krasiviy - beautiful, krasavitsa - lovely woman), there seems to be no justification for an inserted -a- except slovenly copying.

Listen to a Belarusan pronounce names like Krasiński, Krawczuk or Grodski, and you will clearly hear Karasiński, Karawczuk and Gorodski. It's pretty hard to miss. By the way, you will find Poles with the surnames Karawczuk and Gorodski.
CAP1924
21 Oct 2015 #18
Hi i'm also from Brazil

i would like know more about my surname, Przybyszewski

thank you all
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
21 Oct 2015 #19
Przybyszewski

PRZYBYSZEWSKI: derived from przybysz (newcomer, new arrival, new person in the village). Either a patronymic nickname: Przybyszewski the son of the przybysz (new guy in town) or toponymic for an inhabitant of some such village as Przybyszew, Przybyszewo, Przybyszów and similar.
mcrpolak 6 | 36
28 Oct 2015 #20
God knows how. Polish father, it turned out.

I love this story!!
Levi 12 | 450
28 Oct 2015 #21
Then it is strange that the Polish Brazilian community are so "quiet" in the web.

When i have my 3 kids with my girlfriend, all of them will be Polish-Brazilians.

So if you wait something like... 12 years, probably you will see them around this Forum.


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