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Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« on: Thursday 06 November 08 13:26 GMT (UK) »
Looking for a spelling..

Great grand parents came to england from Russia or Poland.

When they came to England they authorities shorterned their name to KOSKY from something like BLACHSKOSKY

My dad doesnt have correct spelling. if anyone could help out, that would be great. THANKS

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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 November 08 14:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi, do you have a few first names/dates?

If they were here before 1901 we can look on the census.
You can look for births/marriages/deaths on freebmd.rootsweb.com
You can look for naturalisation records on the NA catalogue:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/Default.asp?j=1


Note: 'the authorities' did not shorten anybody's name. Immigrants often shortened or changed their names to make their own lives easier, though.  There will most likely not be any legal trace of the name change.
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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 November 08 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Bachkosky occurs as a surname, in case that helps

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Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 November 08 23:19 GMT (UK) »
If it were transcribed phonetically from Polish, I'd guess at Blaczkowski or Blachowski. In Polish, a 'c' can have a guttral 'ch' sound, as in the scottish 'loch'

I have a book (Polish Surnames, Origins and Meanings), which shows that 10 years ago, there were 747 people living in Poland with the name Blachowski and 235 with the name Błachowski.

The name originates fron 'sheet metal, or tin', suggesting that in generations past the family were metal workers.
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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 09 November 08 08:27 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Rob: "Blaczkowski or Blachowski"

This also applies to the KOSKY part of your name:
Be prepared for variant spellings: KOSKI, KOSKIE, and with a W - KOWSKY, KOWSKI, KOWSKIE, etc

Were they jewish ? in that case this could also apply:
Another possibility is to follow the jewish aspect and try www.jewish.gen
Lots of pages with all kinds of data, and if you register (free) you can search for and enter your KOSKY name in the FamilyFinders section.

Good luck,
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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 09 November 08 14:32 GMT (UK) »
I am also searching that name too, I am aware of other spellings used in Poland, but even over here I have encountered 3 different spellings of the name within my family... Koksy, Koski and Koskie.  My Kosky's came from Poland too, from the Slask area, which fits in with another reply u have received which says about the name suggesting metal/tin workers in the family, Slask is an area of tin mining.  Can i ask which Kosky's you are looking for??  I have come across a few in my search, we might be able to help each other!!

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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 November 08 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I am not looking for anyone inparticular but it would be interesting to find some family, or the history behind my surname.

This is what I know.

My dad is Gerald Kosky, his dad is Cyril Kosky, his brother is Arthur Stanley Kaye, and their parents were Joseph Kosky and Annie Kosky.

I would like to find anyone related, connected and also the parents of Joseph Kosky and Annie Kosky.

I believe they would of had the extended version of the surname.

My dads' dads brother Arthur Kaye is buried in Anzio

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2373359

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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #7 on: Monday 10 November 08 12:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Dates are almost as important as names!

FreeBMD at www.freebmd.org.uk has a birth of an Arthur S KOSKY, mmn LEVINE, Mar 1918 Hackney 1b 557.  Is this the birth of the Arthur who later became Arthur Stanley KAYE?

Anna :)
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Kosky's to England from Poland spelt Blachskosky???
« Reply #8 on: Monday 10 November 08 12:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Dates are almost as important as names!

FreeBMD at www.freebmd.org.uk has a birth of an Arthur S KOSKY, mmn LEVINE, Mar 1918 Hackney 1b 557.  Is this the birth of the Arthur who later became Arthur Stanley KAYE?

Anna :)

Answering my own question - it looks likely, because there's a later Kosky/Levine birth which seems to match what you have said about your grandfather.  In case he's still living, I won't give more details here.


Anna
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)