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Re: Stempkowski / Stempkowska

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 7:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Feb 2013 10:52AM GMT
Surnames: Stempkowski Stempkowska
"Somewhere there was a notation that Polish names which ended in A indicated a female and those which ended in I indicated a male. If so, you may wish to also check for STEMPKOWSKI vice STEMPKOWSKA ..."

The feminine ending indicates an unmarried girl, and it was also used to indicate a widow. So a Mrs. Stempkowski may become known as Mrs. Stempkowska within the Polish community. You can also see this on some gravestones in Milwaukee cemeteries. It is important to check both spellings for someone who would be at either end of the age spectrum.
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MAKKuehl 13 Jun 2002 4:20PM GMT 
GaryRRebholz 9 Feb 2013 2:53PM GMT 
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