Re: My Cywinski-Trzetrzewinska family.
By hanna s May 16, 2011 at 09:14:53
I am not a Cywinski but I hope you get this message. My mother was godmother to a daughter of Irene Cywinska in Poland. Mom told me that this was an old Polish aristocratic family who also happened came from Lithuania and had considerable estates there (once upon a time). Of course like many people of that era under the Communists they were taken away. Their coat of arms was called Puchala. Polish coats of arms have names and they are shared by many families who are not related to each other. This is unique in Polish heraldry. My mom's friend was called Irene (Irka ) Cywinska (ending is the female of the male Cywinski) and she was married to a Bogdanowicz-another aristocrat. They had a 2 or 3 children. Yes-like my mom-they were all impoverished aristocrats. Common story. They were all lucky just to escape with their lives. Hope this helps-if you ever get it because I just found your posting.