This is so bizarre when I read on Alphabe-Thursday that Betty's husband's name was really Kwiatkowski. Then Julie said her grandparents were Kwiatkowski's. As it turns out my maternal grandmother's name was Kwiatkowski too LOL.
I found something mom wrote about her grandparents. They were (Stanieswaf) Stanley and Antonia Kwiatkowski. From what it says about Stanley he was born in 1868. He was born in Poland and was from or near Posnine but I looked it up and must been Poznan. He had two sisters one named Francis and one named Katerina. There's nothing about if the sisters ever came to America.
Stanley and Antonia had six children.
My mother's one uncle changed his name to Flowers. From what I always heard Kwiatkowski translates to Flowers in English. He was the only one that did that.
That got me to thinking about the name so I googled it. There must have been a lot of people with that name. I will have to investigate it further.