Re: KAWALIK; was: are these surnames CHAVATSIK ... . typically #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 09:42:58 UTC, celiamale@... (Celia Male) opined:

There is a bona-fide surname KAWALIK/KAWALICK and if
you google it you will find a modern-day Marc KAWALICK
- the name does not appear to be very common.
Interesting that you should say that: KAWALICK is a variant of
KAWAL/KAWALSKI, meaning "SMITH" in Polish; these names are quite common.
Even if KAWALICK is uncommon, one would need to investigate the various
suffixes too, in order to be thorough. Bear in mind too that "C" is
pronounced as "TS" in Polish, which makes me think that the "C" in
"KOWALICK" is probably spurious, unless there was also a final "I".

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