Jankowski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Jankowski family

The surname Jankowski was first found in West Prussia, Poland and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Important Dates for the Jankowski family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jankowski research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jankowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jankowski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jaskiewicz, Janikowski, Jankowski, Janowicz, Janiak, Jaszczak, Jatczak, Janaszkiewicz, Jankiewicz, Januszkiewicz and many more.

Early Notables of the Jankowski family (pre 1700)

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Jankowski migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jankowski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Jankowski, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Jankowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Jankowski, aged 35, who immigrated to America from Konopki, Russia, in 1905
  • Adam Jankowski, aged 18, who landed in America from Vowopol, Russia, in 1906
  • Alexander Jankowski, aged 18, who landed in America from Schaulen, Russia, in 1907
  • Andrzej Jankowski, aged 28, who settled in America from Gorka, Austria, in 1907
  • Alexander Jankowski, aged 30, who landed in America from Gvabowicz, Russia, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jankowski migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jankowski Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Jankowski, who arrived in Quebec in 1896

Jankowski migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jankowski Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Franciszek Jankowski, (Jankonski, Fankowski), (b. 1829), aged 43, Polish farm labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Mrs. Rosalie Jankowski, (Jankonski, Fankowski), (b. 1837), aged 35, Polish settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Mr. Juliusz Jankowski, (Jankonski, Fankowski), (b. 1861), aged 11, Polish settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Miss Marie Jankowski, (Jankonski, Fankowski), (b. 1864), aged 8, Polish settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Miss Franciszka Jankowski, (Jankonski, Fankowski), (b. 1865), aged 7, Polish settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jankowski (post 1700)

  • Jan Moor Jankowski (1924-2005), Polish-born, American primatologist and a fighter for Polish independence
  • Edward J. Jankowski (1913-1996), American football player
  • Martin Jankowski (b. 1965), German writer and poet
  • Christian Jankowski (b. 1968), German contemporary multimedia artist
  • Horst Jankowski (1936-1998), classically trained German pianist
  • Father Henryk Jankowski (1936-2010), Polish Roman Catholic priest
  • Stanisław Jankowski (1911-2002), Polish officer and architect
  • Józef Emanuel Jankowski (1790-1847), Polish professor of philosophy at Kraków University
  • Ryszard Jankowski (b. 1960), retired Polish footballer
  • Thomas Jankowski (b. 1989), Polish international rugby union player
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Jankowski family

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  • Bruno Jankowski (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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