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A shot in the dark, is there a relationship?

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A shot in the dark, is there a relationship?

Robert Gelaznikas (View posts)
Posted: 26 Apr 2004 10:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zelazny, Zelaznik, Gelaznikas
I have traced my family back to by Great Great Grandfather Semuelis(Samuel) Gelaznikas in Lithuania. There are two spelling variations of the last name: Gelaznikas or Gelazynkas. My Great Grandfather was a blacksmith so I've assumed that the last name is derived from the Lithuanian word for iron, geležis. It might also be possible that the name was Lithuanianized from the Polish word for iron, zelazny, hencing becoming Gelaznykas. Any thoughts from the Zelazny family? Anyone with family that have been traced backed to the early to mid 1800s that moved to Lithuania? Like I said, this is a shot in the dark. Thanks.
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Robert Gelaznikas 26 Apr 2004 4:13PM GMT 
Eugenia Whyte 29 Jul 2004 8:07PM GMT 
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