Have you ever wondered where people with your surname live in present-day Poland?
An easy-to-use tool lets you find out.
Screen Shot of MoiKrewni
Just go to the MojKrewni site at http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/ , enter your surname in the search box that follows the words MAPA NAZWISK and click on the SZUKAJ button.
A map of Poland will appear with the frequency of your surname color coded.
If your surname includes any of the special Polish characters with diacritical marks, you’ll need to enter those when you search.
You can also browse the surnames in the database by clicking on the letters at the bottom of the page. To use this feature, click on the first letter of the surname. A new page will appear incuding ranges of names.
For example, clicking on the letter D will bring up a page showing ranges of names such as:
D`amico do Dajborek
Dajbóg do Dammeyer
Dammfeld do Daoud
Daoud-Michalik do Daunderer
Daunheimer do De Dijn
Click on the name range in which your surname falls. Clicking on the range “Dammfeld do Daoud”, will bring up another page with choices of surnames from Dammfeld to Daoud. Remember that, in Polish, letters with diacritical marks such as ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ż, and ź are arranged alphabetically after the same letters without the diacritical marks.