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Re: Re:We may be related

Mark Kapusta (View posts)
Posted: 3 May 2004 8:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't know much because our family is detached, but because of my former occupation, I have a little interesting informaiton.

In general, in Poland, the "ski" suffix was reserved for the nobility. For that reason, rather than shorten names at Ellis Island, like many did to sound more American, many Polish added the ski... (to ennoble themselves?).

So if you grew a ski at Ellis Island, that may be the reason.


PS: MY!!! How I long to meet relatives and/or learn about our history!
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Katherine Kapusinski 30 Mar 2002 2:30AM GMT 
Katherine Kapuscinski 30 Mar 2002 11:21AM GMT 
Katherine Kapuscinski 30 Mar 2002 11:28AM GMT 
Mark Kapusta 4 May 2004 2:58AM GMT 
Katherine Kapusinski 31 Dec 2005 12:03AM GMT 
Mark Kapusta 31 Dec 2005 3:55PM GMT 
katherine kapusinski 31 Dec 2005 10:59PM GMT 
MauDY56 1 Jun 2002 2:29AM GMT 
Jim Kapusta 8 Aug 2004 4:38PM GMT 
Katherine Kapusinski 31 Dec 2005 11:10PM GMT 
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