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more research on the family history
Posted by: John V. Galazin Date: September 09, 2001 at 08:58:02
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I contacted Prof. Dr. Wanda Makula-Kosek on the Anthropomorphic Institute in Krakow Poland for research into the name of Galazin/Galazyn/Gelazyn etc. She advised me that in Poland, the root of the name is Galaz which means "the branch". However, since over 80% of the current named family members live in the extreme NE of Poland near Suwalki, and since the name Galazin is not typical Polish, she strongly suspects that the name is Lithuanian in origin. The name Gelazin/Gelazyn/Gelezin in Lithuania means "made from iron". She believes that the name is originally Lithuaian and was changed to Polish. She has given me the name a address of a similar research agency in Vilnius and I am writing to that Professor for more details. For a copy of the original email that I received from Krakow, please email me your address.

John V Galazin


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