What was Zyrardow called when it was part of Russia?

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So I know my ancestors are from what is now Zyrardow Poland. However,  they all say they were from Russia, because during that time (1850-1900) there was no Poland, only Congress Poland which was a client state of Russia. So, did Zyrardow have a different name in Russian? If so, what was it?
in The Tree House by Brad Rothbart G2G1 (1.4k points)

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For the history see

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BByrard%C3%B3w

But the German version is better and includes more details

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BByrard%C3%B3w

Short version:

The history of today's Żyrardów began in 1829/30, when the entrepreneur Karol Scholtz founded the company "Karol Scholtz & Comp." and decided to establish a linen weaving mill in the then village of Ruda Guzowska, which belonged to the estate of Counts Łubieński. At that time it was a part of the Russian Empire.

The name of the later town Żyrardów was derived from the name of the French engineer and first technical manager of the factory Philippe de Girard.

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