Correct spelling of Polish surname Mahowski?

What is a common last name in Poland?

The Most Common Surnames in Poland

surname number of citizens
1. NOWAK 203,980
2. KOWALSKA / KOWALSKI 137,981
3. WIŚNIEWSKA / WIŚNIEWSKI 109,896
4. WÓJCIK 99,098

How do you spell names in Polish?


Quote from video: The first one is the F dead letter combination which in Polish is actually pronounced like the English sound for SH. So think about the sound in the word shoe or shop. So the F Z and polish is sure.

How do Polish last names work?

Most Polish family names end in a suffix, such as –WICZ, e.g. IWASZKIEWICZ. Many suffixes vary between the masculine or feminine. For example, -SKI, -CKI and -DZKI (male), become -SKA, -CKA, -DZKA (feminine). Therefore, the wife of Piotr MALINOWSKI might have the last name MALINOWSKA.

How do you say last name in Polish?

Quote from video: And what you need to know is the ending ski is the masculine default setting for a lot of polish last names. So it's what you will find whether you are female or male.

Why is ski at the end of Polish names?

Names derived from places usually ended in -ski, meaning “of,” and for a long time, they were reserved for nobility. In the 13th century, however, it became fashionable to adopt a -ski name, making it one of the most identifiable traits of Polish last names.

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