The Malinski surname is derived from the Polish word "malina," denoting a "raspberry bush."
Early Origins of the Malinski family
The surname Malinski 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. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family It was also the seat of the Malinski family in 1500. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, including a branch started by another Daniel in the Ukraine
. Each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Aleksander was a notable about 1575. The head of the main stem of the family at Jano was Mikolaj. 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.
Early History of the Malinski family
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Early Notables of the Malinski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Malinski family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Malinsky, who arrived at New York city in 1870; Bune Malinsky, who arrived at New York city in 1871; Louis Malinowski, who arrived at New York city in 1872.
Contemporary Notables of the name Malinski (post 1700)
- Jon Malinski (b. 1943), American businessman in Minnesota; co-owner with his wife Arlene of Piattelli winery, Argentina
- Katie Malinski, American Child psychologist in Austin, Texas
- Monsignor Mieczeslaw Malinski (1923-2017), Polish Roman Catholic priest, theologian and writer
- Tadeusz Malinski, Polish Marvin & Ann Dilley White Chair and Distinguished Professor at Ohio Univeristy
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