8133Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Switala surname
- Feb 7, 2006Hello 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.
> 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?
> --- In Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Andre Switala
> <andre@...> wrote:
> > thanks to everyone who helped me with my question. Indeed it seems to
> > a good source for genealogical research.
> > Andre
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