Maciej St. Zięba
|I am native Polish and from time to time I teach Polish to foreigners. I know (passively of actively) more than 15 other languages - so I can answer many questions concerning Polish grammar, pronounciation, spelling, etymology and usage - as compared to English, French, German, Russian, Dutch, Esperanto or Norwegian. Also questions concerning other Slavic languages, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, or general linguistics, especially scripts (writing systems and transcriptions) - are welcome.|
Dear Margaret Mary I have found no sign of a surname "Rouble" or "Roubla" [the final vowel -a is more probable in Polish than -e] anywhere in Poland. Anyhow, a combination -ou- is hardly ever met in
Dear Mary, To go into the history of this surname you have to consider: First - surname "Rapkoski" (feminine "Rapkoska") must be the result of a phonetical simplification of the surname "Rapkowski"
Dear Jo, your request for a help is very vague, I cannot see any question there, I do not know what your problem is. If it is only that the surname seems to cease to exist or at least to be pretty uncommon