Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Kazimierz #galicia


Chris 20Wozniak <kristofw@...>
 

David Gurtler wrote in part:
Has anyone ever heard of the name Kazimierz as a first name. . . . I found
it interesting that the first name is the same as the Jewish Quarter in
Krakow. Could this name have been a hint?
The name has nothing to do with the locality. It was orginally the
royal/princely name, then descended to the commoners and, for the last few
hundred years, has been and is one of the most popular first names among Poles.

The name of the locality, ie city of Kazimierz relates to the king Kazimierz
Wielki (Casimir the Great), who established it.

Chris Wozniak
kristofw@...
Australia

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