Great grandmother had polish last name Polanski but was born in Austrian along with her parents but all spoke Russian? She was born in 1897?
- Anonymous6 months ago
My Grandpa was the same!! The borders shift back then Thank you for this
- AmarettaLv 76 months ago
The Austro-Hungarian empire included portions of what are today eleven other countries, including part of the Ukraine where Russian was spoken. The name Polanski may indicate that your ancestors at one time lived in Poland, but you'd have to research that yourself to find out. Here's a map of the Austro-Hungarian empire: https://www.google.com/search?q=austro+hungarian+e...
- ObserverLv 76 months ago
That is all very nice, what is the question, if it is the nationality of your Great Grandmother - she is a Pole born in Austria, who happened to speak Russian, but I doubt that. Most people born in Austria spoke German and if they were ethnically Polish they spoke Polish,
- Syntinen LauluLv 76 months ago
Okay, that sounds pretty normal for NE Europe in the late 19th century. What was going to be your question?
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- MaxiLv 76 months ago
Thanks for sharing, but this is a A&Q site and you have not asked a question, just made a statement
- 6 months ago
Is this a question or a statement?
- 6 months ago
Likely the family was a refugee family from Poland.
- Sir CausticLv 66 months ago
She was born in an Austrian along with her parents? Wow. I've heard of mutations but this is wild.
- regeruggedLv 76 months ago
Try Ancestry.com. Polanski looks like a slang word for "Polish."