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Gnys surname

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Re: Gnys surname

Posted: 28 Oct 2012 6:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Anna,

My grandfather Stanley changed the spelling of our last name after he got back from fighting in the Pacific during WWII from Gnys to Ginish (fairly obviously so people would stop butchering the pronounciation of it). Most of our branch of the family is based out of Rhode Island in the states, and I believe my great grandfather Walenty Gnys was the first family memeber from our side of the family to come over from Krakow. He had married a woman named Josefine (spelling is prob wrong there) and when she passed he went back to Poland to bring back my great grandmother Kunegunda (great Polish name). I believe we changed our last name around 1945,but other than that we haven't been able to trace our roots past Walenty and Kunegunda 3 generations back (turn of the 20th century).
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
henrykkanada 3 Jun 2005 6:18PM GMT 
steve deput 26 Oct 2005 4:29PM GMT 
steve deput 26 Oct 2005 4:34PM GMT 
Anna von tunzelmann 26 Oct 2005 10:22PM GMT 
Paudy Gnys 12 Dec 2005 5:55PM GMT 
rlgab1 16 Jan 2006 2:56PM GMT 
GlennAGinishI... 29 Oct 2012 12:31AM GMT 
gnysm 10 Dec 2012 9:28PM GMT 
weetrev 11 Dec 2012 9:23PM GMT 
gnysm 26 Jan 2013 9:00PM GMT 
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