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Anonymous

I can’t answer this question exactly as I am no expert in polish history but I did read a genetic study on Poland determining the genetic mixture of Germans in the polish population. They tested ydna to do this and they created two groups of polish people, ones with clearly Slavic origins to their last names, and another with german type names or polish versions of german names ( like your grandparent). They wanted to see if the poles with german last names would be genetically closer to Germans than the ones with out. They found no difference in the two groups meaning poles with german last names and poles with Slavic ones clustered in one group together and they did not cluster with Germans, meaning that german last names in Poland, though common, must be a result of people taking german names rather than being german themselves 

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