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Subject: Re: where does Oles originate??
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 13, 2004 at 6:48:39 AM
Reply to: Re: where does Oles originate?? by Sean Foglai
In addition to previous suggestions - there is a Polish surname Oles, very rare spelt like that. However, in Polish, a diacritical mark can be placed above the S to indicate that it is pronounecd SH. This is a more common name. It is a diminutive of Aleksander, so your ancestor could have been a Pole called Alexander but better known by this less formal version of his baptismal name.
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