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09-02-2018, 12:18 PM
Distribution in modern Poland (by region) of Poles with ancestry from Former Polish Eastern Lands:



Sources: a 2012 survey by CBOS, 1950 census and Leszek Kosiński's publications from the 1960s.

09-02-2018, 12:28 PM
Father side from Ukraine went Opolskie, Slaskie

Mother side from Ukraine went Dolny Slask

09-03-2018, 10:59 AM
Father side from Ukraine went Opolskie, Slaskie

Mother side from Ukraine went Dolny Slask

If I'm not mistaken people from SE (Ukraine) moved mostly to SW areas, while from NE (Belarus, Lithuania) to NW areas.

05-16-2019, 11:50 PM
Actually county-level data is available from the 1950 census about origins of the population in the so called Recovered Territories of Poland.

I checked in PAST how they cluster together and about 20 different clusters can be distinguished based on similar population composition:

Font colour of county names is based on administrative divisions (not all counties belong to the main cluster of their particular province):


That clustering was done based on data from the 1950 census about 22 different types of origin according to place of residence in 1939:

Cluster name is listed near each county:


^^^ Here is how the map of clusters looks like, as you can see clusters based on origin of the inhabitants correlate well with geography:


Larger version of the map:


05-16-2019, 11:56 PM
^^^ There is also data for the whole country, year 1950 origin of population by province (post-war provinces):

Some provinces included both areas that were parts of Poland in 1939 and areas that were parts of Germany in 1939:
(Gdansk Voivodeship in 1950 included pre-1939 "Polish Corridor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Corridor)", former Free City Danzig, and a few more counties)


And here the 1950 names of Voivodeships (provinces) added - at that time they were named after capital cities:


05-17-2019, 12:10 AM
^^^ I wonder if similar data is available for the formerly Non-Czech areas of Sudetenland, which were settled by Czechs and others after WW2.

AFAIK a lot of people in these areas are Volhynian Czechs (= ethnic Czechs from Ukraine), as well as Slovaks, Carpathian Rusyns and Gypsies:

This map shows the distribution of ethnic Czechs in the early 20th century - areas in the north-west of the country had almost no ethnic Czechs: