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Re: [bukowsko_triangle] Surname Roczniak

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  • Debbie Greenlee
    Gail, Was this surname found in the Bukowsko area? Do you have a scan of the document which shows this surname? Debbie
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 1 9:09 AM
      Gail,

      Was this surname found in the Bukowsko area?
      Do you have a scan of the document which shows this surname?

      Debbie

      gailphilbin@... wrote:
      > In my recent archival research in Poland, I found that I have a Rousniak line in my family tree. Is there a connection?
      >
      > ---- Original message ----
      >> Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:22:11 -0500
      >> From: Debbie Greenlee <daveg@...>
      >> Subject: Re: [bukowsko_triangle] Surname Roczniak
      >> To: bukowsko_triangle@yahoogroups.com
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Ann,
      >>
      >> I don't think William "Fred" Hoffman is on this list
      >> but I have the
      >> second edition of his book, _Polish Surnames:
      >> Origins and Meanings_.
      >> Rocz is the root of the surname Roczniak which means
      >> specifically, one
      >> year old.
      >>
      >> BTW Rok, roku etc. means year in Polish. When you
      >> see a Polish date
      >> written it is always followed by the letter 'r' as
      >> in 1864r. In
      >> English we just write the date, 1864 but in Polish
      >> you include the 'r'.
      >>
      >> Debbie
      >>
      >> Ann Poslosky wrote:
      >> > Recently Brian Hertz asked about the meaning of
      >> Roczniak surname;
      >> I responded that perhaps someone who had William F.
      >> Hoffman's book
      >> might respond. Only problem was that the email came
      >> to me and not
      >> to the BT.
      >> >
      >> > If anyone has the answer, can you please share it
      >> here. Fred, if
      >> your out there did you include Roczniak in your
      >> book? Thanks so much.
      >> >
      >> > Ann
      >> >
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