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Where did the Polish Petrowski family come from? What is the Polish Petrowski family crest and coat of arms? When did the Petrowski family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Petrowski family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Petroski, Patrawski, Petrowski, Petrykoski, Petkoski, Petkowski 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. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petrowski research. Another 276 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1612 is included under the topic Early Petrowski History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petrowski Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Ignate Petrowski, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1902

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  • Jerry Petrowski (b. 1950), American Wisconsin politician
  • James Stanley Petrowski (b. 1982), American football tight end
  • Joseph Petrowski, American businessman, current president and CEO of Gulf Oil since 2005


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  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
  7. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
  8. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
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The Petrowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petrowski Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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