Orlowski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Slavic surname Orlowski 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 Orlowski 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.

Orlowski migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orlowski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alex Orlowski, aged 31, who landed in America from Lomza, in 1892
Orlowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexor Orlowski, aged 35, who settled in America from Russia, in 1902
  • Adela Orlowski, aged 3, who immigrated to America from Sigmund, Russia, in 1908
  • Alexander Orlowski, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States from Drozauwie, Russia, in 1912
  • Adam Orlowski, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Ludwinow, Russia, in 1912
  • Alexander Orlowski, aged 31, who landed in America from Pruszky, Russia, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orlowski migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Orlowski Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. August Orlowski, (b. 1850), aged 22, Polish labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Mrs. Franciszka (Francisca) Orlowski née Anis, (b. 1840), aged 32, Polish settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Mr. Franz Orlowski, (b. 1870), aged 2, Polish settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Miss Maria Orlowski, (b. 1872), aged 6 months, Polish settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Mr. Johann Orlowski, (b. 1844), aged 28, Polish labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Orlowski (post 1700)

  • Alice Orlowski (1903-1976), German high-ranking SS official in WW 11
  • Milan Orlowski, Czech table tennis player
  • Andrew Orlowski (b. 1966), British columnist
  • Aleksander Orlowski (1777-1832), Polish painter, pioneer of lithography

Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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