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The Polish Giganski surname is thought to be a habitation name created from the place named Kijewo, in northeastern Poland, between the cities of Torun and Inowroclaw. The surname created from this generally mean "one who hailed from Kijewo." The place name is most likely derived from the Polish word "kij," meaning "stick."

Early Origins of the Giganski family


The surname Giganski 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. 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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Early History of the Giganski family

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Early History of the Giganski family


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Giganski Spelling Variations

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Giganski Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kijowski, Kijowsky, Kijanski, Kijewski and others.

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Early Notables of the Giganski family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Giganski family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Giganski family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Giganski family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Marcus Kijawsky, who was naturalized in California in 1887; Anna Kijewski, who filed a naturalization petition in Detroit in 1929; Piotr Kijowski, who was on record in Kansas in 1936.

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