Polish Easter-themed surnames
What’s in a (Polish) name? By Robert Strybel, Polish/Polonian Affairs Writer
There are Poles with last names suggesting some connection with Easter such as Paschał and Paschalski (“paschał” is the Polish word for paschal candle). Others are named Baranek (Easter lamb), Jajo and Jaje (egg), Barszcz and Żur (Easter soup), Dyngus (drenching custom), Pisanko (Easter egg), Święconek (food blessing) and Palma (Easter palm). The most common surname is Świątek which suggests some link to Easter or other major holidays.
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