14508Re: [bukowsko_triangle] DNA Project
- Jul 14, 2014Philip,
Philip Semanchuk philip@... [bukowsko_triangle] wrote:
> On Jul 14, 2014, at 10:25 AM, Debbie Greenlee daveg@... [bukowsko_triangle] <email@example.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.
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