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The Polish Kijowski surname is thought to be a habitation name created from the place named Kijewo, in northeastern Poland, between the cities of Torun and Inowroclaw. The surname created from this generally mean "one who hailed from Kijewo." The place name is most likely derived from the Polish word "kij," meaning "stick."

Kijowski Early Origins



The surname Kijowski 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. 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.

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Kijowski Spelling Variations


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Kijowski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kijowski, Kijowsky, Kijanski, Kijewski and others.

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Kijowski Early History


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Kijowski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kijowski research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1560 and 1442 are included under the topic Early Kijowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kijowski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kijowski Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kijowski 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 were:

Kijowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Piotr Kijowski, who was on record in Kansas in 1936

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kijowski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kijowski (post 1700)



  • Janusz Kijowski (b. 1948), Polish film director, stage and opera director, screenwriter, and actor
  • Andrzej Kijowski (1928-1985), Polish literary critic and prose writer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
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    The Kijowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kijowski 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 15 January 2013 at 16:17.

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