- Elzunia wrote me : In a recent message on the Kresy site you said that according to William Fred Hoffman s Polish Surnames ... book? Do you know how it sMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2007View Source
Elzunia wrote me :
In a recent message on the Kresy site you said that
according to William "Fred" Hoffman's "Polish Surnames
: Origins and Meanings" - does this mean you have this
book? Do you know how it's possible to get hold of a
copy, is it still in print?
The origins of names I'm particularly interested in,
especially if associated with a particular region of
Poland are: Ambrozewicz, Iraszewicz, Przygodzki,
Schram, Szram, Szlamka, Katynska.
If you look at maps of Poland, you find that certain
town names end the same, e.g. Nizankowice, Baranowice
etc etc. Does this mean that surnames from these
regions followed suit?
Indeed, I do have that book.
1998 by William F. Hoffman
Ed. Polish Genealogical Society of America
984 North Milwaukee Avenue
The price of the book was very democratic (25 $) but the shipping cost was three times that price (I see you live in UK, I do live in Belgium) So I have no problem to search the names you gave, but give me a day or two, because I do have a lot of work to do. I can advice you to visit this page and subscribe to their list :
Mr. Hoffman is member of that list, too, and together with Leon Stevens, David Zincavage and other scholars, that list is really a source of information on subjects such as origin of surnames, placenames, history, heraldry, clans, weapons, etc...etc.... Amazing.