Bronikowski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bronikowski family
The surname Bronikowski was 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.
Important Dates for the Bronikowski family
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Bronikowski Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bronzkowski, Bronizewski, Bronezweski, Bronzewski, Bronskowski, Bronowski, Bronsowski, Brudzewsaki, Brzudhowski, Brzedhowski and many more.
Early Notables of the Bronikowski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bronikowski family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Tomasz Bronikowsky, who arrived in Maryland between the years 1893-1910 with his wife Katerzyna, and their son and daughter.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bronikowski (post 1700)
- Adam Bronikowski (b. 1978), Polish silver and bronze medalist rower
- Franciszek Jan Bronikowski (1907-1964), Polish bronze medalist rower at the 1928 Summer Olympics
- Nicolas Bronikowski, Count d'Oppeln, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Hermann Leopold August von Oppeln- Bronikowski (1899-1966), German Army officer and panzer ace in World War I and World War II, winner of the gold medal in the team Dressage at the 1936 Summer Olympics, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Friedrich von Oppeln- Bronikowski (1873-1936), German writer, translator, publisher and cultural historian
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Nicolas Bronikowski. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html