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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.

Glodowski Early Origins



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.

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Glodowski Spelling Variations


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Glodowski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Glodowski, Glodecki, Glodkowski, Glodek and others.

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Glodowski Early History


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Glodowski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glodowski research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1682, and 1765 are included under the topic Early Glodowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glodowski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glodowski Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Glodowski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 "Elbe" in 1862.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glodowski (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
    9. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Glodowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glodowski 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 December 2014 at 12:12.

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