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6000 Pages of Surnames #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

A few weeks ago, I sent out a message about this book:

"Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w Polsce"

I am now the proud (but temporary) possessor of 6000 pages of
surnames listings >from Poland. "Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w
Polsce" is a ten-volume set of books. (See details below.) It has
a six-page introduction (in Polish) which I can not read. Under
"my" listing (surname: Talman), I see:

Talman 24, Wa:10, Gd:1, Ld:1, Op:1, Su:6, Wr:5
(A map indicates that Wa = Warszawaskie, Gd = Gdanskie, etc.)

Does anyone have any idea what these volumes are all about?

I will have these only until 5 June 1999.

I will not do lookups until I find out what these volumes are
all about.


ACCESSION: 29878516
AUTHOR:
Rymut, Kazimierz.
TITLE: Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w Polsce
uzywanych
PLACE: Krakow :
PUBLISHER: Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Jezyka
Polskiego,
YEAR: 1992 1994
PUB TYPE: Book
FORMAT: 10 v. : map ; 24 cm.
NOTES: Errata slip inserted in v. 1.
ISBN: 8385579257 (set) 8385579303 (t. 1)
8385579656 (t. 2) 8385579958 (t. 3) 8385579168 (t. 4)
8385579265 (t. 5)
SUBJECT:
Names, Personal -- Poland -- Dictionaries.
OTHER: Instytut Jezyka Polskiego (Polska Akademia
Nauk)


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DATABASE: WorldCat

ACCESSION: 29776124
AUTHOR:
Rymut, Kazimierz.
TITLE: Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w Polsce
uzywanych
PLACE: Krakow :
PUBLISHER: Instytut Jezyka Polskiego,
YEAR: 1992 9999
PUB TYPE: Book
FORMAT: v. ; 24 cm.
NOTES: At head of title: Polska Akademia Nauk.
Instytut Jezyka Polskiego.
On p. facing t.p.: Opracowano na podstawie materialow
Rzadowego Centrum Informacyjnego PESEL.
Errata slip inserted.
t. 1. A-B.
ISBN: 8385579257 (calosc) 8385579303 (t. 1)
SUBJECT:
Names, Personal -- Polish.
OTHER: Rzadowe Centrum Informacyjne
PESEL.

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Daniel Kazez / Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Ohio
kazez@... / Researching: (Ashkenazic) OBERMAN, TALMAN,
ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER. (Sephardic) KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO.
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/WebPage.html

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...> wrote:

A few weeks ago, I sent out a message about this book:

"Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w Polsce"

I am now the proud (but temporary) possessor of 6000 pages of
surnames listings >from Poland. "Slownik nazwisk wspolczesnie w
Polsce" is a ten-volume set of books. (See details below.) It has
a six-page introduction (in Polish) which I can not read. Under
"my" listing (surname: Talman), I see:

Talman 24, Wa:10, Gd:1, Ld:1, Op:1, Su:6, Wr:5
(A map indicates that Wa = Warszawaskie, Gd = Gdanskie, etc.)

Does anyone have any idea what these volumes are all about?

This is basically a compilation, >from Polish government sources,
of all people living in Poland as of 1990 -- which means that
it includes virtually no Jews. (There were only about 5,000
Jews in Poland as of 1990, as opposed to over 3 million Jews
living there 50 years earlier).

It might be a good source for Polish Catholic genealogical
research, but has no practical value for Jewish genealogical
research -- except in those rare cases where there might be
a survivor still living in Poland. But also realize that about
half of all surnames used by Jews in Poland were also used by
non-Jews -- most were not distinctively Jewish surnames.

These volumes tell you the number of people with each surname
living in each of Poland's then-49 provinces.

See William F. Hoffman's "Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings"
2nd edition. (Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society, 1997); and
his "First Names of the Polish Commonwealth" (Chicago: PGSA, 1998)
for a detailed explanation of this work, in English.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@...>

JJG613@...
 

I believe this book is a Census of Surnames in Poland that was conducted
sometime within the last few decades. It is simply (hah!) a list of (all?)
the surnames that exist in Poland with an indication as to where they can be
found.

Jonathan Goldmacher
New York, NY

Paul Bender <pielbe@...>
 

Sorry - I forgot to tell you that the abbreviations mean: Wa=Warsaw,
Gd=Gdansk, Ld=Lodz, Op=Opole and Wr=Wroclaw. These are principal cities or
regions in Poland - Paul Bender

Talman 24, Wa:10, Gd:1, Ld:1, Op:1, Su:6, Wr:5
(A map indicates that Wa = Warszawaskie, Gd = Gdanskie, etc.)