Dylan's Lebowski research E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Saturday, 22 December 2007 13:25
Excerpt from Dylan's email:
Hey, I'm Dylan
I don't know that you are aware of this, but a guy named Philip Jose Farmer came up with this big family tree based around the Wold Newton Meteor Crash of 1795. Basically it effected the genes of a bunch of people who were in the area at the time. The ancestors of these people would include all kinds of famous fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Philip Marlowe. Professor Moriarty, Fu Manchu and various other characters. I believe that somewhere in this complex web is The Dude. I'm not sure where he fits in yet, but when I get the information I'll tell you. And if you want to give me any help I'd appreciate that too.
(It's probubly on his mother's side, since I can't seem to find anything on the name Lebowski other then the Big Lebowski. I'd appreciate information on the last name Lebowski if you have anything. Is it Polish or something?)
Our Response:
Can't say I was aware of Farmer's books or his meteor theory.  If you're wanting to look up the name "Lebowski" I would suggest doing searches for Lebowski surname or even ski suffix surname .  The name is definitely Polish in origin.  I've heard that the "ski" suffix was one of those Ellis Island modifications.  If you didn't know, a lot of last names got changed when people immigrated due to the lack of caring, literacy, etc of the workers processing immigrants.  In fact, if you've seen the special features on the special edition of Office Space, there's a deleted scene with Bob Slydel (John C McGinley) commenting on Tom Smykowski's last name.  You could also try searching those ancestry/surname sites that are all over the internet.

Good luck and thanks again for linking to us.

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