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Question: Is zemlyanskaya a polish last name!?
my dads last name is zemlyanskiy and so are all the men in my family and im a girl, so my last name is zemlyanskaya!. my mom said that someone on my dads side was polish because my moms last name was russian!. anyone know!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian but not Polish!.
In Polish the same surname would be ZiemianskaWww@QuestionHome@Com

I would think the surname is Russian because of the -skaya ending!. The Polish female surname ending is usually -ska!.

But it really depends on the language your ancestors spoke and the traditions they carried with them to the USA!.

There have been times in history when Poland didn't exist as an independent country!. Parts belonged to Germany, Austria and Russia!. I have family members who lived in locations that are now part of Poland but one branch spoke German, another Polish and another Russian!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It could be Polish!. Look here for info about Polish surnames!.

The name is rare in ancestry!.com!.
There was a holocaust record for this name
Name: David Zemlyanskiy
Patronymic: Markovich
Birth Year: 1930
Gender: Muzhskoy (Male)
Nationality: ev (Jewish)
Notes: Unichtozhen v g!.Yalta Krymskoy ASSR
Source: Soviet Extraordinary Commission Records
USHMM Reel: 7
Folder, Opis: 59, 9
Page, Line: 9, 480
ID: 68830
I gather you are not in the US!. The surname does not normally change from father to daughter here!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Do a search on the web, everyone has a cousin that they haven't seen in years who has done some of the research already!. in a search engine type in
(your last name)+genealogy
you can also try
(your last name)+family
Good LuckWww@QuestionHome@Com