The Jablonka surname is derived from the root "jablon," meaning "apple tree." No doubt it was originally used as a surname for someone who lived near an apple tree or orchard. It is also possible that in some instances, the Jablonka surname was derived from the town of Jablonowo near Mlawa.
Early Origins of the Jablonka family
The surname Jablonka was first found in East Prussia
and Pomerelna, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The Jablonka surname was born by five Polish noble families who were septs of the clans Boncza, Dabrowa, Jasienczyk, Samson, and Topor. Nobles bearing this name first appear in records around 1454 at Kiew and Varsoive.
Early History of the Jablonka family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jablonka research.Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1708, 1727, 1634, 1702, 1660, 1727, 1704, 1709, 1733, 1736, 1723, 1693, 1654, 1731, 1660 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Jablonka History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jablonka Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jablonski, Jablonowski, Jablonka, Jablkowski, Jablonowicz, Jablkiewicz, Jablonski, Jablonsky, Jabbolnski and many more.
Early Notables of the Jablonka family (pre 1700)
Prominent among those of the name Jablonka in this period were Johann Theodor Jablonski (1654-1731), a German educator and lexicographer who wrote under the name Pierre Rondeau... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jablonka Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jablonka family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jozef Jablonski, who arrived in New York in 1831; Franzisca Jablonski, who arrived in New York, NY via Hamburg in 1873; Caroline Jablonski, age 8, who arrived in Baltimore in 1874.