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The Kulesza surname is derived from the Polish word "kulesza," meaning "gruel." It was likely originally a nickname for someone who often cooked or was fond of this dish.

Kulesza Early Origins



The surname Kulesza was first found in Poland.

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Kulesza Spelling Variations


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Kulesza Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kulesza, Kulesa and others.

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Kulesza Early History


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Kulesza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kulesza research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1655 is included under the topic Early Kulesza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kulesza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kulesza Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kulesza 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: John Kulesa, who was on record in Maryland in 1910; Stanislawa Jatczak Kulesz, and his two sons, who arrived in New York in 1912, aboard the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kulesza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kulesza (post 1700)



  • Tomasz Kulesza (b. 1959), Polish politician, elected to Sejm in 2005
  • Michal Kulesza (1866-1964), Polish dancer, choreographer, soloist and stage manager of the Warsaw State Theatre, and manager of the ballet in the Poznan Opera

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Kulesza Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    4. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    5. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Kulesza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kulesza 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 30 September 2013 at 12:27.

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