On Fri, 6 Dec 1996 10:13:27 +0000 Anelle Kloski
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>Maqqi - In answer: in order to make this of general interest to the
>list (because I couldnt type your long e-mail address, even if it would
>you could comment on my maiden name of "McCarty" instead? ...
>Kloski is an abbreviation of a Polish name which got changed when the
>family came into the country. The officials at the border often just
>wrote a shorter name instead of the long one they couldnt spell. And
>I believe that many of the families were happy to have more
>"American" sounding names. It was originally something like
>Kralikowski. Did this happen to Celts when they arrived in the U.S.?
Yep, sure did. Happened to many before, too. English ears turn many
Gaelic names into anglo-sounding facsimiles.
Bruce L. Jones
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