Written by Robert Strybel Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:52
Have you ever wondered what your Polish last name means? Many started out as nicknames to indicate who one's father was. Andrzejczak, Tomczyk and Janowicz are the Polish equivalents of Anderson, Thomson and Johnson. Other surnames described the inhabitant of a native village: Wiśniewski came from Wiśniew (Cherrywood) and Wróblewski hailed from Wróblewo (Sparrowville).