Early Origins of the Jurkowski family
The surname Jurkowski 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. The family were related and associated primarily with the main clans of Abdank, but also with Jastrzebiec, Pawlowicz, Lelilwa, and Poikozic.
Early History of the Jurkowski family
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Jurkowski Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jurkowski, Jerkowski, Cherkowski, Jurkovski, Churkowski and many more.
Early Notables of the Jurkowski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jurkowski family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Jerkoswki, who emigrated to Indiana during the great migration from Europe in the 17th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jurkowski (post 1700)
- Eugeniusz Jurkowski (1897-1945), Polish politician
- Erich Jurkowski (b. 1900), Polish engineer