Re: Researching SKOFSKI
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, Tverdov@a... wrote:
> I'm searching for SKOFSKI from Kosice, SLovakia ( possiblyvariation
> spelling ) Can someone tell me if this name is Slovak? what areother
> possible origins?Many Polish surnames end in -ski or -cki.
> Thanks !
> Catherine T.
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
In Czech and Slovak, the -sky is akin to the Polish -ski, while -cky
is similar to Polish -cki.
Your surname Skofski was from what era ?
The on line Polish telephone directory was removed from WWW because
of privacy issues.
Someone on Internet writes fiction at email :SKofski@...
Would suggest Skoufski and Skofzski as being the alternate
spellings for this surname.