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Where did the Polish Zelinski family come from? What is the Polish Zelinski family crest and coat of arms? When did the Zelinski family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Zelinski family history?The surname Zelinski comes from the Polish word "ziel," which is the color green, and as such many of the variants of this name were associated with growing things. As a surname, it may be also have been habitational name, taken on from any of many place named with this word.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Zelinski, Zelisnick, Zielonka, Zelewski, Zielinski, Zieleniewski and many more.
First found in Novwina in Cracow, a province of Poland which lies centrally, bounded by Kielce, Lublin, Silesia and Lwow. The capitol city is Cracow, said to be the intellectual center of Poland. The region is composed of Poles and Gorale (Highlanders) who speak their own dialect and wear picturesque costumes. The chief towns of the province are Cracow, Tarnow, and Nowy Sacz. 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zelinski research. Another 197 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1605 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Zelinski History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zelinski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Zelinski Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Zelinski Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Zelinski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zelinski 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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