Who am I? Last Name Facts at Ancestry gave me the answers!

Disclosure: I received a free year in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

Ancestry taught me so much about my Grandparents!

I have dabbled with the idea of checking out my family’s history and last name meanings on Ancestry for a long time, but always put it off for one reason or another. Usually it’s time thing. There never seems to be enough hours in a day.

Thankfully, I was chosen as part of the Ancestry campaign and I couldn’t wait to check it out and learn about my last name origin. The sign up process is fairly easy, which only took a few minutes. Then it was time to add my parents and siblings.

Once I did that, I got the little shaky leaf on my parents which means there was information on them. After clicking on the leaf, I came to find out that there was ton of information on my grandparents. Who knew?

As I was checking out all the information about them, I was getting more excited about all the information that I was finding out. I knew that both sets of my grandparents had immigrated from Poland on one of the ships around 1906, but I always thought they came in on Ellis Island. Turned out, my mother’s parents got off the ship in Maryland. My dad’s parents came into NY.  They even gave the name of the ship, The Noordam,  and showed the ships ledger.




I also learned some last name facts like my last name, Lipinski, was originally spelled with a ‘Y’ at the end. Interesting. It also showed some pictures of my grandparents that I had never seen once I got more into it. And showed where my dad lived throughout his years


My dad’s name was originally spelled with a ‘ks’ instead of an ‘x’.




I was really impressed with Ancestry and how easy it is to navigate the website and find out about a family tree. This will also teach my children about my surname origin and things they didn’t know.



Ancestry is the world’s largest online resource for family history. Ancestry strives to fill the fundamental desire people have to understand who they are and where they came from. With a unique collection of billions of historical records, including handwritten historical documents and state and local government archives, Ancestry is the perfect place to learn fun and interesting facts about your family’s tree.

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