When I visited my long-estranged father shortly before his death, I asked
him where his immigrant father had come from. He said, "Polanyu" - which
sounded like "Po - lan - nyu." But I have been unable to locate this name as
a town, village or anything else in Galicia, Poland or elsewhere. Also, I'm
pretty sure his family name was "DAYAN," but it was Anglicized in the US.
Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!
Susan Gordon, New York.