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Kaczmarek (Polish pronunciation: [kat͡ʂˈmarɛk]; archaic feminine: Kaczmarkowa, plural Kaczmarkowie) is the 18th most common surname in Poland (62,399 people in 2009)[1] and the second most popular in Greater Poland (24,185) and Lubusz Land (3,121). The name is a diminutive from the Old Polish version of the word karczmarz, [2] meaning "innkeeper".[3]

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  1. ^ Ministry of Interior (Poland). Statystyka najpopularniejszych nazwisk występujących w Polsce in 2009 Archived 28 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine. (The most popular surnames in Poland in 2009). Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  2. ^ pl:s:Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego/karczma
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Coates, Richard; McClure, Peter (2016-11-17). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press. p. 1431. ISBN 9780192527479.