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Kretkowski Early Origins



The surname Kretkowski was first found in Volhynia, the eastern province of Poland which has changed hands throughout history so many times between Russia and Poland. Mostlky populated by Ruthenians or Ukrainians, there are only 16% Poles and a like number of Jews. There are many Polish landowners and nobility. The main towns are Luck, Ostrog, Rowno, Dubno and Kowel. 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 main Clan is Dolega considered to be a noble family of Poland and held extensive lands and a castle.

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Kretkowski Spelling Variations


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Kretkowski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kretkowski, Kreckkovsky, Kreckkowski, Kreckovski and many more.

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Kretkowski Early History


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Kretkowski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kretkowski research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 165 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Kretkowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kretkowski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kretkowski Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kretkowski 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 or some of its variants were: Joseph Kretowski, who arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretkowski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretkowski (post 1700)



  • Paul D Kretkowski, American journalist

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Kretkowski Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
    3. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
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    The Kretkowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kretkowski 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 1 March 2013 at 14:30.

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