- My family last name is Piotrowski and I couldn t find them in Karta/Memorial until Antoni found the entire family under the name Petrowski. TheMessage 1 of 4 , Nov 9, 2011View SourceMy family last name is Piotrowski and I couldn't find them in Karta/Memorial until Antoni found the entire family under the name Petrowski.The Ukrainians/Russians pronounced Piotrowski as Petrowski and that is how the name got recorded.krystyna freiburgerwaterloo, ontariocanada----- Original Message -----From: Zenon KuzikSent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 10:19 PMSubject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Polish Surnames"Adamarczuk" could be regarded as the Ukrainian version ('czuk' is a common ending in Ukrainian names), while "Adamarczyk" is the Polish equivalent. "Adamarczak" could be either! Still confused? :-)Zenon Kuzik [or Kuzyk, to transliterate the Ukrainian form],New Zealand
From: gaylekiplingadamarczuk <gaylekiplingadamarczuk@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 9 November 2011 2:46 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Polish SurnamesIn researching the Adamarczuk, I have found that the surname changes from one country to another. I have assumed that the last name of my father in law, Adamarczuk is the way it was spelled at birth as the families last name reads the same. Further into researching I have found the family name to change to Adamarcyk, on deportation to Uganda it was Adamarczak. Older siblings in New York has the surname of Adamarczyk. Does anyone know why the surnames changed so much as I find it makes tracing family so difficult. Thank you.