[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Paholke Surname

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Mon Oct 8 13:22:40 PDT 2012

Am 08.10.2012 22:06, schrieb Günther Böhm:
> [Polish] pachołek = [German] Stiefelknecht, Knecht = [English] boot-jack, skivvy.
> The name is wide-spread over all Poland and seems to have its origins in a more eastern region.
once more and a bit on Polish hisory:
In the Polish cavalry, the hussars were in a threepartite formation, its first rank formed by the nobility [Towarzyszy], 
the second rank by their squires [Pachołki], originally also of (lower) nobility.


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