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Re: Tracing Polish Ancestors

Another similar message. this time from Charline Glowitz at cglow@fan.net

My father was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1903 (and died in
1972). I'm not sure how he spelled his surname. It is something like
Glowiczova. Is there a way to find out how it is spelled and if there are
any records on him? Thank you.

Re: Tracing Polish Ancestors

And another question:

what kind of last name is Placzek, and what does it mean of
where did it come from?

email: tempjsp1@comcast.net

Re: Tracing Polish Ancestors


Currently płaczek survives as a regional idiom in Silesia for a young child or baby as a diminutive form of “płacz”; to cry.

It is doubtful, however, that one would take one’s family moniker from such a trait. More ancient is the Old Silesian dialect wherein płaczek was a small spring where water does not so much flow or stream from the ground but rather “weeps”. Common Slavic derivatives of płaczek are found in Czech and Lusatian.

As a surname it is somewhat comparable to the English name “Wells”.

Re: Tracing Polish Ancestors

I am looking for information on my ancestry, My great grandfather was Marczin (Martin) Borowicz and I believe he was born in Germany but live in the region of Poznan he was born in 1848.
My great Grandmother 1853 - 56 in Poland as Agnieszka (Agnus) Nika they were Married in ? Gora Luc, Poznan Poland, I think ? My GrandFather was Steve Borowicz was born in 1893 and My grandmother was born 1896 Maryann Chwialkowski.
Father: Peter Chwialkowskyi b: 1869 in Poland
Mother: Rozalia Budziszewski b: Sept. 13, 1873 in Poland

I there any help that someone can help me with.

Stan Borowicz