Was this surname found in the Bukowsko area?
Do you have a scan of the document which shows this surname?
> In my recent archival research in Poland, I found that I have a Rousniak line in my family tree. Is there a connection?
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:22:11 -0500
>> From: Debbie Greenlee <daveg@...>
>> Subject: Re: [bukowsko_triangle] Surname Roczniak
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> I don't think William "Fred" Hoffman is on this list
>> but I have the
>> second edition of his book, _Polish Surnames:
>> Origins and Meanings_.
>> Rocz is the root of the surname Roczniak which means
>> specifically, one
>> year old.
>> BTW Rok, roku etc. means year in Polish. When you
>> see a Polish date
>> written it is always followed by the letter 'r' as
>> in 1864r. In
>> English we just write the date, 1864 but in Polish
>> you include the 'r'.
>> Ann Poslosky wrote:
>> > Recently Brian Hertz asked about the meaning of
>> Roczniak surname;
>> I responded that perhaps someone who had William F.
>> Hoffman's book
>> might respond. Only problem was that the email came
>> to me and not
>> to the BT.
>> > If anyone has the answer, can you please share it
>> here. Fred, if
>> your out there did you include Roczniak in your
>> book? Thanks so much.
>> > Ann