Questions about rendering of surname #belarus #poland #russia

Steven Usdansky

The male form of my surname seems to be more or less consistently rendered in Russian as Узданский, but for the Polish equivalent, I've seen both Uzdanski and Uzdański. Is the difference between the two Polish forms significant?

My other question is about the American rendering of the initial Узд as Usd rather than Uzd. I have come across at least three Usdansky lines in the United States other than my own, and in all cases, the surname spelling is (or was, before it was changed to Usdan or Usdane or something else entirely) Usdansky.

Steven Usdansky
researching Usdansky, Turetzky, Sinienski, Sigler, Namenwirth

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