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    its not russian, but close

    my last name is Żelazek, its Polish (its dead in the Polish form, so here i post). I was told that it means 'made of iron', and i know that Żelazo/Железо means iron, but if you google Желез...you get a bunch of stuff about breasts...so i really dont know what to believe.

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    I can't help with Polish, but in Russian "Железо" is, yes, iron.

    So "Żelazek" probably meaning "Iron-man" or someyhing like.

    What you found via google is probably related to almost homonimic, but entirely different word "ЖелезА" (fem., stressed on А), meaning "gland" (internal organ).
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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