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8133Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Switala surname

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  • Laurence Krupnak
    Feb 7, 2006
      Hello Brian,

      The surname Svitala/Switala would be/is present among Ukrainians and
      Poles, respectively. The root of the surname is svitaty
      (Ukrainian)/s~witac~ (Polish) which means, among other things, to dawn.

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      Lavrentiy

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      bjlenius wrote:
      >
      > Hi Andre,
      >
      > Just wondering about your surname. One of the many surnames from our
      > German Catholic colonies in Galicia is Switalo. It always seemed to me
      > unlike a German surname. Anything you can tell me about yours?
      >
      > Tnx,
      > Brian
      >
      > --- In Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Andre Switala
      > <andre@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > thanks to everyone who helped me with my question. Indeed it seems to
      > be
      > > a good source for genealogical research.
      > >
      > > Andre
      > >
      >
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