Fittipaldi´s mother died...
Posted 26 October 2006 - 17:26
Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:07
Posted 26 October 2006 - 21:39
Very sorry to hear of their loss.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:21
Posted 27 October 2006 - 22:50
So the Fittipaldis are of Ukranian ancestry ?
Posted 27 October 2006 - 23:31
Posted 28 October 2006 - 08:44
Her maiden name was Wojciechowska. She had lived in Zhitomir until her father, who was a Russian officier, emigrated after the Bolshevik Revolution...
Posted 30 October 2006 - 18:08
Posted 30 October 2006 - 18:38
My grandfather returned to Poland in 1918 and now a one part of my family is Polish but second with this same name is Ukrainian.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 20:11
And another Uke pops up!
Next up: Senna was too.
Anyway, being from Zhytomyr, she could have been either Polish or Ukrainian, since in that region (Volhynia) there were a fair amount of both until WWII.
In Brazil, AFAIK, the Poles arrived earlier and there were more of them, and so both Poles and Ukrainians were known as "Polacos."
A further hint could be provided by finding out where she lived in Brazil -- if in Parana, in areas around the towns/cities of Irati, Ponta Grossa, Uniao de Vitoria, Prudentopolis, and Curitiba, then there's a higher probability she was Ukrainian.
Do you have any further details (other than simple assertion ;))?