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14508Re: [bukowsko_triangle] DNA Project

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  • Debbie Greenlee
    Jul 14, 2014
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      Philip,

      Exactly!

      Debbie

      Philip Semanchuk philip@... [bukowsko_triangle] wrote:
      > On Jul 14, 2014, at 10:25 AM, Debbie Greenlee daveg@... [bukowsko_triangle] <bukowsko_triangle@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      >
      >> Dave and Philip,
      >>
      >> Surname spellings standardized in the late 1800s when Polish grammar
      >> "settled-down." In the records you can track many surnames that
      >> morphed through the years. Some surnames added diacriticals, others
      >> added or deleted letters.
      >>
      >> I spotted something recently about two surnames from Nowotaniec.
      >> Koczerski and Pałaszewski. I _think_ these changed to Koczera and
      >> Pałas. I'm waiting to see if my theory holds up.
      >>
      >> Here are several surnames that changed:
      >> Rzydka -> Zydka -> Żytka
      >> Xenisak -> Kseniak
      >> Gnat -> Hnat
      >
      > Isn’t the G ==> H sound a typical Polish/Ukrainian transition? e.g Drogobych vs. Drohobych, Gregori vs. Hrehori, etc.
      >
      > Thanks to all for the comments on surname development.
      >
      > Bye
      > Philip
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