Re: Polish Surname Ending in "-ów" #poland #names #translation


Nicole Heymans
 

"ów" is a genitive plural ending, often tagged on to maiden names, when it means "of the house of". Often the final syllable is cut off before adding the declination, so it's not always obvious what the proper name is unless the father's surname is mentioned in some other document.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

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