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surname meaning

Posted: 1 Aug 2011 1:45PM GMT
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This was posted on http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com back in 1/30/2009

Wycillis is both an old-fashioned spelling (featuring the above Polish-based orthgraphy using w for the v sound and a corrupt Americanized spelling of a surname they spell in modern Lithuania- Vaiciulis (pronouced vychoo'lis). In 1989 their wee 294 Vaiciulis in Lithuania. The is the patronymic surname, whose root is the Polish personal name Wojciech (the first part meaning war or battle), the end portion meaning joy, consolation. This form which includes an L refers not merely to descent from a Wojciech, but to decent from a dear, little Wojcieh.

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