Chester and Monica ~ My original surname was Lasek, it was changed upon entry to the US by officials to Lassek. I work with Diane Lasek concerning genealogy and it's possible to help you if you want specific answers to your questions. There are Lasek's and Lassek's both throughout Europe as I have found with the majority from Poland. Lasek in English translates to 'small forest'. For your information, there are about 10 small villages/hamlets in Poland that are called "Lasek". I have not researched into any other country other than Poland because that's where my ancestors are from. My research centers around Rybowo Poland, near Posen. I'll be glad to provide any info you may need, if I have it, so ask away.