8593A beginner's question; the name Tymczyszyn
- Mar 9, 2004Hi folks!
my interest in Slavic culture stemmed initially from
an ancestral name, Tymczyszyn. I was told that the
grandfather bearing that name came from Poland, from a
town that no longer exists since WWII leveled it, and
his relatives wrote letters to him in a polyglot of
German, Polish, and Russian. Yet the records show him
as being born in Ukrania, and his first name was
Nicholas, and his father's was Basil; those names seem
to be Russian (?). (Perhaps they had the itchy feet I
seem to have inherited! <G>) The other patronymics I
could research are Zgonce, Zedik, Szupianyj, Mazuryk,
and Szurpeta - the first two may be Yugoslavian,
though they spoke Polish, the rest are unknown.
I would like to find out where to look for this name
to find out how far back it existed, and whether it
was regional, or might have been more common for a
region, or profession, etc., so I can get some ideas
for a eastern european SCA persona. I like to use
ancestry as a starting point. (If not, I of course
don't have to use an ancestral name, but this gives me
somewhere to start and is of personal interest as
So, if anyone could suggest links where I can look for
this kind of information (I already looked in the SIG
site's bibliography, and will be looking for Hoffman's
book), which must unfortunately be in english, or has
any information on hand, or knows of a specific book I
could start looking for thru interlibrary loan or for
sale on the internet, I would be grateful!
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