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Subject: Re: Looking for Baronkiewicz and Hoffman
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 9, 2006 at 7:44 PM
Reply to: Looking for Baronkiewicz and Hoffman by Baronkiewicz

I concur with Mar's link ...I'd only add that I think all 'Hoffman's' come from "hoof" + "man" whereas hoof designates a farm with animals.

By the way, the Baronkiewicz looks like a Slavic version of Baron which you can find info on at: http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/fact.aspx?&fid=10&fn=&ln=Baron

The suffix is definitely a diminutive denoting "son of" of "little" or some such relation. There may be a middle syllable that means something, but I'm not sure. Perhaps one of posters with more knowledge of Slavic names might chime in ...

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