[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Surname HRYNJKE ?
GHBoehm at ish.de
Mon Apr 27 00:15:32 PDT 2009
> I received a request for research assistance for the name Boleslaw HRYNJKE.
> The given name of Boleslaw = Wilhelm, but the surname taken from a passport has me confused. It appears to be Slovac rather than Polish. I am inclined to think that it should possibly have been HRYNSKE.
> Any hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
www.herby.com.pl offers several possible Polish sources:
146 x HRYNIAK
6 x HRYNIECKI
1 x HRYNIK
363 x HRYNIUK
16 x HRYNIUKA
64 x HRYNKO
20 x HRYNYK
80 x HRYŃKO
I think the last one sounds most similarly since the Polish ń is
pronounced like nj. According to www.moikrewni.pl most of the actual
HRYŃKO events are in Western Silesia where the inhabitants are
descendants of immigrants from the late Eastern Poland.
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