A lifelong resident of New Britain, he was employed for 25 years as an inspector at Fafnir Bearing Co. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the C.B. Radio Club and the Striper Club of Meriden. He was an avid fisherman at Mystic. He was a loving husband and beloved Father. Internment at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Britain, CT. Married to Sophie Stawski b. June 2, 1916-Nov. 16, 1998 both are interned at Sacred Heart Cemetery
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On 14 Nov 2018 Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:
Polish surname expert Kazimierz Rymut lists two basic roots that can give rise to this surname: one is the word staw, which can mean pond or joint, and the other is the verbstawac~ sie~, to become. Of these, I imagine the noun in the meaning of pond is most often related to surnames in Staw-, because in many European languages we see surnames derived from words denoting bodies of water — usually because a person lived near one, or lived in a community named for one. There are, for instance, at least 5 Polish villages named Staw, 3 named Stawek, 7 named Stawki, and 2 named Stawy — and the surname Stawski could easily have started out as signifying that a person came from, owned, or otherwise was connected with any of them! So while we can make a pretty good guess what the name started out meaning, it’s impossible to tell just from the name which particular pond or place of the pond a given Stawski family was connected with.
As is usually the case with a surname that could have gotten started in many different places, Stawski is a rather common name. As of 1990 there were some 3,962 Polish citizens named Stawski. Looking over the numbers, I see no real pattern to their distribution; the provinces that have the largest numbers (Warsaw 267, Bydgoszcz 271, Kalisz 223, Lublin 226, Lodz 320, Poznan 353, Torun 324) are simply provinces with larger populations.
I know this probably isn’t a lot of help to you, but I hope you may at least get a little satisfaction from knowing what the name means and how it probably got started. I wish you the best of luck with your research!
On 6 Jul 2016 Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:
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On 25 Apr 2018 at 01:53 GMT Elizabeth Winter wrote:
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