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Re: origins of our name-Fedak family Watford
Posted by: Ewa Fedak-Pfanhauser Date: May 28, 2001 at 16:39:32
In Reply to: origins of our name-Fedak family Watford by Christopher John Fedak of 90

Hallo Christopher!
This is Ewa from Warsaw, Poland. I was just surfing a bit and checked FEDAK for the first time.I've read the other FEDAK-letters as well. That's interesting, I've always tought, that Fedak is not a common surname, but as I see almost all the famillies came either from Galicja or Poland. My Granny says, that my we came from east of Ukraina, daught we were Polish. Place is called Kamieniec Podolski. That took place in XVIII century, then they moved to south of Ukraina, next to Czerniowce, where they build a big house. First male name, that she recalles is Michal, apparently he married a French woman, but we don't remember her name. They had a son, Andrzej. Andrzej was a typical Polish landowner, and he wasn't to busy with earning money. He was someone in the Czerniowce City Council. Czerniowce was very much Galicja city, now, after the war-border-movement it's Romania. I wish, I could go there one day. Anyway, Andrzej married a German woman Hermina Senft and they had two children: Otton and Ida. Otton was my Grandfather. Otton moved to Lwow to study architecture, my Granny says, that he was one of the best students. His parrents quietly lived their lives in Czerniowce. Otton married first a girl in Lwow, I don't remember her name and had a doughter - Lydia. But the birth of Lydia coused death of her mother right after the child was born. Lydia was brought up by her other grandparents in Lwow and now she is still living in Wroclaw - Breslau. My grandfather married again, this time - my Granny Helena Gawalko. And 1937 my father was born in Lwow - Oktawian. They were wery happy, bought a land to build a house for them. The Second World War started and in 1941 Otton went to Oswiecim to teach students in the College of Technics. Unfortunatelly my Grandparents never really got back to each other. So Helena with my pa - Oktawian moved to Bielsko - Biala, south of Poland, and Otton moved to Krakow, where he started his work as an architekt. He had three more sons, Andrzej and others, again, I don't know his names, and they live in Krakow till now, Andrzej is an architekt as well.Ida Fedak, my Grandfather's sister married in 1935 German, Wilhelm Huber and they moved to Wiesbaden, Germany, just before the war. We didn't really hear from them, after the war was over .My father, Oktawian, met mu Mum in 1965 in Bielsko - Biala, funny, how famillies traveled after the war, because my Mum's Familly - Pfanhauser moved from Warsaw few years before then. I was born in 1970, graduated Music Scholl and went to study in National Film Scholl in Lodz. Then I went to Leeds in England, and done my postgraduate studies on the art-department in Leeds Metropolitan University. My brother - Krzysztof - Christopher, was born in 1974, and now is happily maried to Ilona. They both graduated banking department and have a 7months-old Michal Fedak, their child, sweet little thing. They live in Bielsko-Biala, and enjoy the mountains outside the windows.
I'm living in Warsaw, my Mum's town, and I work as an animation film director, art director sometimes, and mostly I make promotions for CANAL+ and ALE KINO, another film channel in Poland. So that's all about FEDAKS from Galicja, Bielsko, Krakow and Warsaw. If anyone would recall something about my grandgrand... I would preciate a message.



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