I began researching the Dworsky family in the summer of 2015 when a fellow researcher turned my attention to the Stolper Heimatkreise e.V.’s Globalindex. Feeling discouraged by my lack of findings–this was before many of the Standesamt records were indexed by the Pommerscher Greif’s Personendatenbank GreifX and six months before the Koszalin Archives uploaded their digitized […]

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The Dworsky surname in Pommern seems to have originated specifically in Wendisch Karstnitz. So far as evidence points to and despite there being some from Greifenberg in Prague in the 1600s. However, no records have been found to substantiate any other existence in Pommern. The map below shows migratory destinations in Schlawe, Stolp, and Lauenburg. […]

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Up until this point, the focus of this study has been predominantly fixed around the central axis of the Dworsky surname. However, in this case, it makes more sense to examine the lineage based upon one woman who married into the family: Sophia Nowcen. Curiously, she was registered as having married two men named Hans […]

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Paul Dworsky died on 01 Aug 1769 in Wendisch Karstnitz, Stolp, Pommern. No information can be observed about his age or birth. Records indicate that he was married three times. He was first married to Maria Albrechts, who died on 29 Oct 1758 in Wendisch Karstnitz. The Lupow church book states that Paul was a […]

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The earliest mention of the Dworsky name in available records comes from the Blankenseesche Hufenklassifikation from 1717-1719. Here, the family is observed as farmers in Wendisch Karstnitz (also known in earlier texts as Wendisch Carstnitz or simply just Carstenitz). Martin, Michel, and Tomtz Dwuske, as it was transcribed, were Bauern in this village in Stolp […]

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The Dawurske surname is a unique variation of the Slavic name Dworsky, originating in Wendisch Karstnitz in Kreis Stolp. I have spent many years researching this surname in an effort to find a connection to my own family; all have come up empty. However, in researching this specific family, I began to notice specific trends […]

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