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Old 04-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #31
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That was very common back in the day.I dont know about 1970's UK but guys like Tony Zale(Zaleski) and Stanley Ketchel(Kiecal) are expamples of it.
That's interesting. Now, why do they want to change their family name to a more English-sounding name? Are Poles discriminated back then that they have to erase any identification that can associate them to being Poles?
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:13 PM   #32
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That's interesting. Now, why do they want to change their family name to a more English-sounding name? Are Poles discriminated back then that they have to erase any identification that can associate them to being Poles?
It was common with all backgrounds actually not just Poles.

Whether people did it because of discrimination or for the simple purpose of having a name people can read and understand i dont really dont know.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:32 PM   #33
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That's interesting. Now, why do they want to change their family name to a more English-sounding name? Are Poles discriminated back then that they have to erase any identification that can associate them to being Poles?
For some people who are descendants of that certain nationality living for example in the UK or the U.S it is just easier to change the spelling of the name, to make it easier on themselves and others, because of the constant mistakes associated with having a complicated last name. Thats what I have heard from a lot of 3rd 4th generation "poles".. other nationalities as well.

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:23 PM   #34
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It was common with all backgrounds actually not just Poles.

Whether people did it because of discrimination or for the simple purpose of having a name people can read and understand i dont really dont know.
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For some people who are descendants of that certain nationality living for example in the UK or the U.S it is just easier to change the spelling of the name, to make it easier on themselves and others, because of the constant mistakes associated with having a complicated last name. Thats what I have heard from a lot of 3rd 4th generation "poles".. other nationalities as well.
Coach K of Duke comes to mind. He might as well make "K" his legal name.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:48 PM   #35
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According to Andre Ward, it's Karl Frochbaum.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:07 PM   #36
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According to Andre Ward, it's Karl Frochbaum.
Only hit I got on Frochbaum: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

So, it could be true I guess. I had a grade school teacher that changed his name. Said it would be easier for the students. I don't think the students cared though. "Pollock" jokes used to be common around then.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #37
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Awww, look at this thread... back when the Brits and Poles were friends. Relentless, PolishPlumber, Turbina and (Brit-lover) MrMagic all happily chatting away to each other. What the **** happened?
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #38
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Awww, look at this thread... back when the Brits and Poles were friends. Relentless, PolishPlumber, Turbina and (Brit-lover) MrMagic all happily chatting away to each other. What the **** happened?
Haye ducked Adamek and the WAR was on!!!

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Old 06-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #39
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Awww, look at this thread... back when the Brits and Poles were friends. Relentless, PolishPlumber, Turbina and (Brit-lover) MrMagic all happily chatting away to each other. What the **** happened?
Kerry Hope happend.
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Kerry Hope happend.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:59 PM   #41
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Perfect thread to dig up during a week when the Hatfields vs the Mccoys is running on the History channel.
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