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Updated January 30, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish (Woźniak) : derivative or patronymic from the occupational or status term woźny ‘beadle’, ‘city official’ (see Wozny).
  • Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine) : derivative of woźny in its original sense, ‘carrier’, a derivative of wozić ‘to carry’, hence an occupational name for a carter, driver, or coachman.

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