Re: How to Find a Name Change #poland #names

Jill Whitehead

I think you need to look at the name Grossman. It does not seem very Lomza like, more an anglicised name, although as this area was on the borders with East Prussia, there were many German names . Also it is helpful to look at patronyms, as a number of my families reverted to their family patronyms on emigrating to the UK from the Suwalki Lomza areas during 1865-1875 e.g. Ceglarski became Abrahams, some of my Serwianskis/Servians (who went to USA) became Max or Marks.  As some Polish names were difficult, they were often simplified to something more understandable. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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