SURNAME DERIVATION

The surname is the basic element that identifies a family. The analysis of the origin of the surname allows to enrich the genealogical knowledge with a cultural aspect and often goes beyond the chronological framework set by written sources.

The service consists of 6 stages:

  • Linguistic analysis based on the historical changes taking place in the Polish language.
  • Drawing a sketch of the culture in which the family was embedded.
  • Determination of places and frequency of occurrence of a given name.
  • Checking whether the surname appears in the roll of arms and lists of the Polish nobility.
  • Indication of variants of the analyzed name.
  • Finding known persons with this surname.
  • This kind of analysis is also done for other proper names such as: surname, coat of arms, first name, local name.