While the standard Polish spelling of this Polish surname is Jóźwiak, this is not how our family writes it. Our branch of the family uses Juźwiak (in Polish), which became Juzwiak in Brazil as the z with an acute accent does not exist in the Portuguese alphabet.

We owe our surname to Edward Juźwiak, the son of Piotr Juźwiak and Lidia Jewłanow. He had one older brother, Jerzy (George) Juźwiak (1920-1993) and married Hanna Antonina Pawłowicz, with whom he raised a family of four children: Barbara Wanda Juzwiak, Mark Piotr Juzwiak, Edward Paulo Juzwiak and Jorge Bohdan Juzwiak.