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Where did the Polish Mikulski family come from? When did the Mikulski family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mikulski family history?

The surname Mikulski is derived from the Polish root word "mak" meaning "poppy."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Makowski, Makosiej, Makowieski, Makulski, Makocki, Mekowski, Mikowski and many more.

First found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The surname was first found in Krakow.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mikulski research. Another 324 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1496, 1610, 1623, 1644, 1662, and 1683 are included under the topic Early Mikulski History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Mikulski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mikulski Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Gonas Mikulski, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Mikulski Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Arcadim Mikulski, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Owin, Russia, in 1908
  • Bronislaw Mikulski, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Zamoscic, Russia, in 1909
  • Helena Mikulski, aged 29, who landed in America from Prontnicja, Austria, in 1910
  • Alexander Mikulski, aged 23, who settled in America from Helenorowka, Galicia, in 1911
  • Andrzej Mikulski, aged 20, who landed in America from Rostoka, Russia, in 1913


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  • Barbara Ann Mikulski (b. 1936), the senior United States Senator from Maryland
  • Stanislaw Mikulski (b. 1929), Polish theatre, television, cinema actor
  • Marek Mikulski (b. 1981), Polish Greco-Roman wrestler who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics


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