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Słownik nazwisk mieszkańców południowego Śląska XIX wieku
A Glossary of Southern Silesian Surnames of the 19th Century

Author(s): Izabela Łuc
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: surname; Cieszyn Silesia; 19th Century
Summary/Abstract: The glossary comprises over 11.200 surnames of the inhabitants of the southern part of Silesia, which in the 19th century belonged to the Duchy of Teschen. The data have been excerpted from archival sources. The volume presents an annotated collection of anthroponyms, demonstrating the processes of formation and consolidation of the 19th century Cieszyn Silesia names in the city of Cieszyn and in the surrounding towns, villages, settlements and hamlets. The collected material includes both native and foreign names, which helps establish the proportion of the inhabitants of the region who were born in other parts of the country or who were of another nationality. This approach also demonstrates the layers of culture that had been accumulating throughout the centuries. Neither the organisation nor the structure of the glossary follows closely the existing anthroponomasticons. Its design was driven by the specific character of the names collected and subordinated to the research goals, which involved as thorough as possible an analysis of the sources.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-863-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-862-0
  • Page Count: 452
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish