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Re: Stempkowski / Stempkowska

Posted: 1360421613000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1360432336000
Surnames: Stempkowski Stempkowska
"Somewhere there was a notation that Polish names which ended in A indicated a female and those which ended in I indicated a male. If so, you may wish to also check for STEMPKOWSKI vice STEMPKOWSKA ..."

The feminine ending indicates an unmarried girl, and it was also used to indicate a widow. So a Mrs. Stempkowski may become known as Mrs. Stempkowska within the Polish community. You can also see this on some gravestones in Milwaukee cemeteries. It is important to check both spellings for someone who would be at either end of the age spectrum.
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MAKKuehl 1023985218000 
GaryRRebholz 1360421613000 
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