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The Slavic surname Orlikowski is a proud emblem of the Russian culture and heritage. The Slavic people originally used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Russia. Most Russian surnames are either patronymic, which are surnames derived from the father's given name, or metronymic, which are surnames derived from the mother's given name. The most common patronymic suffixes are ov or ev, which are used after words ending in a consonant, and in, which follows words ending in a vowel. The name Orlikowski is derived from the Russian personal name Orlov, which is derived from the word Oryol or eagle. In the Middle Ages, the eagle was a symbol of royalty and power. The eagle is featured in the Russian Imperial insignia.

Early Origins of the Orlikowski family



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Migration of the Orlikowski family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Orlikowski family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orlikowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franziska Orlikowski, aged 9, who settled in America from Czarnisz, Germany, in 1906
  • Jakob Orlikowski, aged 35, who landed in America from Czarnisz, Germany, in 1906
  • Watzlaff Orlikowski, aged 9, who landed in America from Czarnisz, Germany, in 1906
  • Ignacy Orlikowski, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Wislica, Austria, in 1907
  • Mathias Orlikowski, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orlikowski (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orlikowski (post 1700)


  • Wanda J. Orlikowski, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management

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