The Polish surname Kaczmarczyk derived from the words "kazic," meaning " to spoil or destroy," and "mir," meaning "peace." From these words, it became both a given name and a place name (Kazimierz, North East of Cracow), and in turn was adopted into a surname from both these sources.
Early Origins of the Kaczmarczyk family
The surname Kaczmarczyk was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. This name was a popular name with Polish royalty in the times before surname usage had begun in Poland, beginning with Duke Casimir the Restorer in 1015-1058. Kobryn was the seat of the Kazimierowski 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.
Early History of the Kaczmarczyk family
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Kaczmarczyk Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kazimierowski, Kazimier, Kazimer, Kamarowski, Kamarowsky, Kazamierowsky, Kaimerski, Kazimersky, Kazimerovski, Kazimierovsky, Kazimierovsky, Casimir and many more.
Early Notables of the Kaczmarczyk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kaczmarczyk family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Moses Kasminsky, who arrived in New York, NY, in 1862; Anton Kazimierowski and Catherine Kazimierowski, who arrived in New York, NY in 1867 en route to Texas.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kaczmarczyk (post 1700)
- Wanda Fukata- Kaczmarczyk (b. 1935), Polish Olympic fencer
- Zdzislaw Kaczmarczyk (1911-1980), Polish historian and director of the Western Institute in Poznan (1964 to 1965)
- Rafal Kaczmarczyk (b. 1972), retired Polish professional footballer