Kowalska History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kowalska family

The surname Kowalska was first found in East Prussia, where the name Kowalski was a royal house in what was originally Poland but passed through history from Prussia to Czechoslovakia and back to Polish. The name gained a reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society in Silesia. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name originated as an occupational name for a blacksmith.

Early History of the Kowalska family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kowalska research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kowalska History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kowalska Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kowalski, Kovak, Kowak, Kowal, Koval, Kovalski, Kovalyov, Kovach, Kovats, Kowalsky, Kovac, Kofax, Kowahl and many more.

Early Notables of the Kowalska family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kowalska family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonia Kowalski, who came from the port of Bremen to New York in 1868; Carl Kowalski, who arrived in Baltimore in 1868; Ernestine Kowalski, who arrived in New York in 1873.


Contemporary Notables of the name Kowalska (post 1700) +

  • Bronisława Kowalska (1955-2020), Polish politician who served as a Deputy from 1993-2005 and as a MEP in 2004


Houseofnames.com on Facebook