[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] RUX AND ROKS SURNAME

AlbertMuth at aol.com AlbertMuth at aol.com
Fri Dec 31 13:18:12 PST 2004

X and KS are interchangeable in German in final position.  I have seen both
Marx and Marks in the records.  I tend to use Marx *unless* I have reason to
believe (I have done a lot of work on a family in a specific parish) that the
spelling used is consistently Marks.

Polish is another story.  Polish spelling was not standardized in the 19th
century, so X was used a lot.  Two towns that will be familiar to many readers
are Alexandrsw and Xawersw.  In modern Polish spelling, both are spelled with
KS:  Aleksandrsw and Ksawersw.  They are derivatives of the male given names
Aleksander and Ksawery.

Happy New Year to all.

al muth

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