Apparently some of my relations consider themselves Polish while others prefer Ukranian. My Grandfather died when i was very young, so I'm not sure what he cosidered himself to be. My Grandma always said we were Ukranian. My mother thinks my grandma was born in a little town near Brody, close to the Ukranian /Polish border. I'm do not know the name of the town, but apperently it was under Ukranian rule then Polish or visa versa. I have also heard the story about the Puhacz name being meaning an eagle of some sort. Thanks for the message and lets hope we get more replies. I am going to talk to a few more relatives and see if I can find more information. Talk to you again.