Makowski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Makowski is derived from the Polish root word "mak" meaning "poppy."

Early Origins of the Makowski family

The surname Makowski 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. The surname was first found in Krakow.

Early History of the Makowski family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Makowski research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1496, 1610, 1623, 1644, 1662, and 1683 are included under the topic Early Makowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Makowski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Makowski, Makosiej, Makowieski, Makulski, Makocki, Mekowski, Mikowski and many more.

Early Notables of the Makowski family (pre 1700)

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United States Makowski migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Makowski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich William Makowski who immigrated to Texas in 1890 at the age of 24
  • Friedrich William Makowski, who arrived in America in 1890 [1]
  • Adam Makowski, aged 35, who landed in America from Plock, Russia, in 1893
Makowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Makowski, aged 21, who landed in America from Ginawise, Russia, in 1908
  • Adolf Makowski, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Paniewko, Russia, in 1909
  • Jozef Makowski who sailed to Baltimore in 1909
  • Alexandra Makowski, aged 6, who settled in America from Borkowo, Russia, in 1910
  • Abram Makowski, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Hohenstein, Germany, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Makowski migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Makowski Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Domka Makowski who arrived in Quebec, Canada in 1897
  • Domka Makowski, who landed in Quebec in 1897

Contemporary Notables of the name Makowski (post 1700) +

  • Stanley M. "Stan" Makowski (1923-1981), American politician, Mayor of Buffalo, New York (1974 to 1977)
  • Gregory "Greg" Makowski (b. 1956), retired U.S. soccer defender
  • Thad J. Makowski, American politician, Independent Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 3rd District, 1970 [2]
  • Stanley M. Makowski (1923-1981), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; Mayor of Buffalo, New York, 1973-77; Appointed 1973 [2]
  • Anthony Makowski, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1928, 1936 [2]
  • Tomasz Artur Makowski (b. 1970), Director General of the National Library of Poland
  • Tadeusz Makowski (1882-1932), Polish Post-Impressionism and Cubism painter
  • Konstanty Makowski, Polish pilot who died in 1919 at the end of World War I
  • Julian Edmund Makowski (1875-1959), distinguished Polish citizen
  • Franciszek Makowski (b. 1898), member of the Polish Air Force
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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