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Illustrious names such as Baranowski proudly evoke images of the historic Eastern European homeland of the Polish people. Although the most common form of a hereditary surname in Poland is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the name of the father, there are also local surnames. Local surnames usually came from a fairly universal and long-standing tradition of noting "where" a person came from. They were derived from place-names; where a person lived, held land, or where he was born. Over the course of its history, the boundaries of Poland changed frequently. As a result, Polish names have much in common with other Slavic names in the way they are formed and in reference to localities. Polish surnames often end with a diminutive suffix, such as -owicz, ak, ski or ska, which can be attached to local names. A "local" type of surname, the Baranowski family lived in the city of Baranow, located on the Vistula River between Cracow and Sandomierz. This region is known as Malopolska, which means Little Poland.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Baranowicz, Baranowski, Baranski, Baransky, Baranovski, Baranovsky, Baranowich, Baranow, Baraneski, Baraniecki, Baranowsky, Baranski, Baranczak and many more.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baranowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Agnieszka Baranowski, aged 7, who landed in America from Bischewo, in 1903
  • Aleksander Baranowski, aged 6, who emigrated to America from Bischewo, in 1903
  • Adam Baranowski, aged 36, who settled in America from Paswenta, in 1905
  • Adam Baranowski, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Wipichni, Russia, in 1910
  • Alexander Baranowski, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Waka Kowinska, Russia, in 1912


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  • Tadeusz Baranowski (1910-1993), Polish chemist
  • Krzysztof Baranowski (b. 1938), Polish yachtsman, sailing captain, journalist and teacher
  • Ignacy Tadeusz Baranowski (1879-1917), Polish historian
  • Tadeusz Baranowski (b. 1945), Polish comic book artist
  • Dariusz Baranowski (b. 1972), Polish professional racing cyclist
  • Hermann Baranowski (1884-1940), German politician and military figure
  • Matthias Baranowski (b. 1967), former German footballer


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The Baranowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baranowski 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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