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Kowalski Early Origins



The surname Kowalski 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.

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Kowalski Spelling Variations


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Kowalski 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.

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Kowalski Early History


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Kowalski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kowalski research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kowalski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kowalski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kowalski Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kowalski 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:

Kowalski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Kowalski, who arrived in Baltimore in 1868
  • Antonia Kowalski, who came from the port of Bremen to New York in 1868
  • Ernestine Kowalski, who arrived in New York in 1873
  • Jacob Kowalski, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1875
  • Michal Kowalski, who arrived at the port of Baltimore in 1881

Kowalski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francis Kowalski, who landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Albert Kowalski, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Volsteihause, Germany, in 1908
  • Abraham Kowalski, aged 29, who settled in America from Kalisch, Russia, in 1909
  • Albert Kowalski, aged 27, who landed in America from Lukow, Russia, in 1910
  • Abram Kowalski, aged 44, who landed in America from Ostolenka, Russia, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kowalski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kowalski (post 1700)



  • Marge Kowalski, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Lorraine Kowalski, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952
  • Kenneth J. Kowalski, American politician, Representative from New York, 1990 (32nd District), 1992 (29th District)
  • Joseph J. Kowalski (b. 1914), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1939-44
  • Joseph J. Kowalski (1911-1967), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1949-67
  • Frank Kowalski (1907-1974), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1959-63; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1962
  • Edmund J. Kowalski Sr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 12th District, 1961
  • Ludwik Kowalski (b. 1931), Polish-American nuclear physicist and professor emeritus
  • Bernard Louis Kowalski (1929-2007), American two-time Primetime Emmy nominated film and television director
  • Mike Kowalski (b. 1944), American musician, the current drummer for the band "The Beach Boys"
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kowalski Historic Events


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Kowalski Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Jan Kowalski, Polish Third Class Passenger from Kraków, Poland who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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