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Chronology of appearance of the surnames (1823 – 1881)
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Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Tobiasze) – is a town in central Poland with 67,159 inhabitants (2004). Situated in the Łódź Voivodeship (since 1999), it was previously part of Piotrków Trybunalski Voivodeship (1975–1998). According to the 2002 survey, it occupies an area of 41.3 square kilometers. The town is situated on the banks of three rivers—Pilica, Wolbórka and Czarna Bielina, near the Zalew Sulejowski reservoir and at the edge of the Puszcza Spalska wilderness area.

Tomaszów Mazowiecki gained status as an industry and trade village (osada fabryczno-handlowa) in 1824, and its status as a city in 1830. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomasz%C3%B3w_Mazowiecki)

Tobiasze is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ujazd, within Tomaszów Mazowiecki County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-west of Tomaszów Mazowiecki and 41 km (25 mi) south-east of the regional capital Łódź.[1] The village has a population of 170. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobiasze)



Ujazd is a village in Tomaszów Mazowiecki County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Ujazd.[1] It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) north-west of Tomaszów Mazowiecki and 39 km (24 mi) south-east of the regional capital Łódź.

Ujazd was mentioned in the documents for the first time in 1283 as a property of a knight Racibor; in 1428 – a town founded by Piotr Tłuk from Stryków; XV-XVI c. – important trade and economy center; 1869 – lost its township status after the January Uprising (http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ujazd_(powiat_tomaszowski). http://translate.google.pl/translate?u=http%3A//www.zamkilodzkie.pl/pliki/uj.htm&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=utf-8.

St Wojciech (St Adalbert) Parish – erected in 1429 (http://archidiecezja.lodz.pl/new/par2.php?p_id=183&info=1).

Year Pos.

First name


First name

Surname Act Locality
Ur.1823 3266   Józefa Wajszczyk     6 Tobiasze (Tomaszów Mazowiecki)
Zm.1823 2425 Marianna Wajszczyk     18 Tobiasze (Tomaszów Mazowiecki)
Ur.1826 3450 Julianna Wajszczyk     13 Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Ur.1838 5109 Jadwiga Wajszczyk     80 Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Sl.1841 13 Franciszek Goździk Józefa Wajszczyk   Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Zm.1843 4242 Szymon Wajszczyk     8 Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Sl.1846 8 Paweł Kotynia Agnieszka Wajszczyk   Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Zm.1852 220 Jan Wajszczyk     46 Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Zm.1855 703 Michał Wajszczyk     143 Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Sl.1865 39 Walenty Gołębiewski Jadwiga Wajszczyk   Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Zm.1866 1555 Franciszka Wajszczyk     75 Tomaszów Mazowiecki

Ur. – born, Zm. – died, Sl. – marriage

Żelechlinek is a village in Tomaszów Mazowiecki County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Żelechlinek. It lies approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi) north of Tomaszów Mazowiecki and 40 km (25 mi) east of the regional capital Łódź.[1]

First documents date back to the end of the XV century and describe the erection of a new parish, which was created from parts of the existing earlier parishes in Głuchów and Budziszewice. Żelechlinek parish had in the XV century 288 inhabitants.

King Władysław Jagiełło passed through this village with his army on June 27, 1410. (http://zelechlinek.eu)

Year Pos.

First name


First name

Surname Act Locality
Ur.1855 5416 Antoni Wajszczak 24 Żelechlinek  
Ur.1857 5599 Maryanna Wajszczak 59 Żelechlinek
Ur.1858 5695 Franciszek Wajszczak 68 Żelechlinek
Ur.1858 5710 Szczepan Wajszczak 83 Żelechlinek
Zm.1861 3021 Franciszek Wajsczak 47 Żelechlinek
Zm.1861 2981 Julianna Wajsczak 5 Żelechlinek
Ur.1862 6035 Agnieszka Wajszczak 5 Żelechlinek
Zm.1865 3389 Zofia Wajszczak 57 Żelechlinek
Zm.1871 3753 Józefa Wajszczak 5 Żelechlinek
Zm.1872 3884 Antonina Wajszczuk 60 Żelechlinek
Zm.1874 4059 Antoni Wajszczak 33 Żelechlinek
Zm.1876 4315 Balbina Wajszczuk 104 Żelechlinek
Śl. 1881 24 Franciszek Beta Agnieszka Wajszczyk Żelechlinek


After arranging the names (from all categories – births, weddings, deaths) from Tomaszów Mazowiecki and Żelechlinek in a chronological order, a new pattern emerged:

1) the earliest entries (1823) come from Tobiaszów n/Tomaszów Mazowiecki - Wajszczyk (2)
2) from 1826 until 1855, the records come exclusively from Tomaszów Maz - Wajszczyk (7)
3) from 1855 to 1865, the records come from Żelechlinek - Wajsczak, Wajszczak (8)
4) in 1865 and 1866, two records (marriage and death) - from Tomaszów Maz - Wajszczyk (2)
5) from 1871 to 1881, they come from Żelechlinek - Wajszczak, Wajszczuk, Wajszczyk (5)

Conclusions and plans:

Village Tobiasze belongs to the administrative district of Ujazd, where exists an ancient St Adalbert (Wojciech) Parish, which was erected already in 1429. We were not able to establish, how old is the village of Tobiasze. Żelechlinek existed already at the end of the XV century.

1. Our immediate plans are to initiate searches in the archives of: a/ the St Wojciech (Adalbert) Parish in Ujazd (erected in 1429), b/ St Bartłomiej (Bartholomew) Parish in Żelechlinek (erected at the end of XV c.) and c/ St Antoni Padewski (St Anthony from Padua) in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (erected in 1826).
2. It can be assumed (to be proven) that the Wajszczy(a,u)ks came to the town of Tomaszów
Mazowiecki from Tobiaszów – but where did they live earlier?
3. Did the Wajszczy(a,u)ks in this area belong to the same family - (errors in surname spelling)?
4. Can any names from this group be found in the earlier records in Zelechlinek and Ujazd –
did they live in the Mazowsze (Masovia) region earlier? and how early? Perhaps before their
appearance in Trzebieszow?

Appearance of surnames in Poland at the beginning of the XXI century


Wajszczyk (387 persons)

Wajszczak (258 persons)


Wajszczuk (372 persons)


Prepared by: Waldemar J Wajszczuk & Paweł Stefaniuk 2011
e-mail: wwajszczuk@comcast.net or wajszczuk@onet.pl