Re: Question re Polish parents' anglicised names on 1896 UK Naturalization Certificate #poland #unitedkingdom


I have the opposite problem with one of my great grandfathers who listed the names of his parents and his place of origin (Oshmiany) but stated in his naturalisation application that his surname was Smith. It is as if he was trying to take as commonplace an English name as possible to break his familial ties. We have still not discovered his original name back home. 

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