The surname Makowsky is derived from the Polish root word "mak" meaning "poppy."
Early Origins of the Makowsky family
The surname Makowsky 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 Makowsky family
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Makowsky Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Makowski, Makosiej, Makowieski, Makulski, Makocki, Mekowski, Mikowski and many more.
Early Notables of the Makowsky family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Makowsky family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich William Makowski who emigrated to Texas in 1890 at the age of 24; Domka Makowski who arrived in Quebec, Canada in 1897; Jozef Makowski who sailed to Baltimore in 1909.