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From: "Kimberly Jobling" <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Differnt Spellings of Surnames
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 18:30:03 -0700

Pani is the formal title for a woman (miss, ma'am) - Pan would be for the
man (mr.)

Kimberly in CA

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From: Linda Edwards <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 7:06 AM
Subject: [POLAND] Differnt Spellings of Surnames

>>In looking at your surnames that you're researching, keep in mind
>>in the spelling. I would guess Kurysh might be Kurysz - or been shortened
>>along the way.
>>Kimberly in CA
>Awhile back we received a letter from Warszawa asking for more info on my
>grandfathers parents. We had requested info on the surnames CHMURA and
>KURYSH. They sent back different spellings of those names. CHMURY and KURYS
>(' above s). With this information I knew to look for other spellings. This
>leads me to my question. My grandfather once wrote down the name
>I don't know if it is spelled phonetically or not. Is this name and CHMURA
>basically the same. Or could there be other spellings of this name? I
>figured that CHMURA was shortened from CHMUSYNSKI. Also the letter had Pani
>above the return address, what does this mean?
>Thank you, Linda
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