The Polish surname Glodowski is derived from the Polish word "glod," meaning hunger. Glodowski was most likely originally a nickname
, which then became a surname. In many instances, a patronymic
name showing descent was formed by adding a suffix such as "owski," meaning "son of" to the root name.
Early Origins of the Glodowski family
The surname Glodowski was first found in Wielkopolska (greater Poland,) and was likely also found in the surrounding regions of Silesia
, Pomerania, Brandenburg, Galicia
& East Prussia
. In general, bearers of Glodowski, were affiliated with the Przegonia Clan.The origin of this clan's shield dates back to the reign of King Boleslaw Smialy [1058-1079]. Among early written references to the name was a bearer of Glodowski, recorded in the year 1457, and a member of the Dabrowa Clan.
Early History of the Glodowski family
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Glodowski Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Glodowski, Glodecki, Glodkowski, Glodek and others.
Early Notables of the Glodowski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glodowski family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anton and Julianna Glodowski, who came to America in circa 1862; John Glodowski and his wife Antonina (Krefta), who left from Hamburg bound for Quebec on the ship ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Glodowski (post 1700)
- Ignacy Klemens Glodowski (b. 1898), Polish economist
- Józef Gregorz Glodowski (1860-1910), Polish actor
- Krzysztof Glodowski, Polish Olympic hockey player who played at the 1980 Summer Olympics