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Re: KAWECKI surname

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  • Frank Kurchina
    ... assistance is ... Kawecki looks like a Polish surname. It is spelled po polsku . Most Slavic languages don t use the letter w in surnames. Slovak and
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 27, 2000
      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, J&B Henry <jehenry@s...> wrote:
      > Hi!
      > I'm searching for ancestors with the surname KAWECKI. Any
      assistance
      is
      > appreciated.
      >
      > Beryl
      > jehenry@s...

      Kawecki looks like a Polish surname.
      It is spelled 'po polsku'.

      Most Slavic languages don't use the letter w in surnames.
      Slovak and Czech (and Hungarian) use the letter v pron. w
      instead.
      That would indicate German or Polish.
      It isn't a German surname.

      Many Polish surnames end in -ski or -cki.
      In older records you sometimes read -sky (before spelling
      rules were adapted); but in recent times tendency to insist
      on -ski.
      Probably a possessive affix added to name which evolved from
      person's characteristics (such as 'tall, short, etc.), occupation,
      or place of residence.
      In Czech and Slovak, the -sky is akin to the Polish -ski, while
      -cky is similar to Polish -cki.


      The U.S. telephone directories list hundreds of Kawecki.
      Probably 400-500 surname bearers just in the U.S.
      Canada White Pages list only 38 surname Kawecki.

      If there was any kind of Slovakia connection, perhaps former
      Polish Galicia located just over the NE border ?
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