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Poland

If any reader would like to help us expand our coverage of the Scots in Poland, we would be very grateful. We're particularly interested in identifying modern Polish surnames which originated with the Scots in Poland. If you can help . . . drop us a line.

6th April 2010.

An interesting query received - can anyone help?

"I had some great-great-grandparents (and have some modern day cousins) named Schottky in central California and I was curious what the origins are.  I believe they emigrated from Germany in the late 1800s, but I heard the name may have been a Polish version of 'Scottish.'  Any ideas?"

 

4th February 2013

"They also serve who only stand and wait" (Milton 'On his blindness')

After almost 3 years someone has answered our 2010 query! Marcin Praglowski very kindly contacted us and refers to a book called Nazwiska Polaków (Surnames of Poland) in which is discussed the surname Szot first mentioned in 1317 meaning either 'a Scot' or a 'paltry herring' (sic). The derived form being Szota, Szotarski, Szotek, Szotkiewicz, Szotko and Szott. It's thought more than likely that Schottky comes from the same root.

 





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