Tołkiny

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Tołkiny
Village
A church in Tołkiny
A church in Tołkiny
Tołkiny is located in Poland
Tołkiny
Tołkiny
Coordinates: 54°6′30″N 21°13′13″E / 54.10833°N 21.22028°E / 54.10833; 21.22028
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipWarmian-Masurian
CountyKętrzyn
GminaKorsze

Tołkiny [tɔu̯ˈkinɨ] (German: Tolkynen, later Tolksdorf)[1] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Korsze, within Kętrzyn County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[2] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of Korsze, 11 km (7 mi) west of Kętrzyn, and 60 km (37 mi) north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn. According to the findings of German genealogists, the Tolkien family probably comes from Tołkiny.[3][4][5]

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). Following World War II the native German populace was expelled and replaced by Poles.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Territory of Germany" (in German). 2017-11-10.
  2. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  3. ^ Gerullis, Georg (1922). Die altpreußischen Ortsnamen, gesammelt und sprachlich behandelt (in German). Berlin and Leipzig: Vereinigung wissenschaftlicher Verleger. p. 184.
  4. ^ Mechow, Max (1994). Deutsche Familiennamen prussischer Herkunft (in German). Dieburg: Tolkemita. p. 99.
  5. ^ Tołkiny na Warmii gniazdem rodu Tolkienów?

Coordinates: 54°6′30″N 21°13′13″E / 54.10833°N 21.22028°E / 54.10833; 21.22028