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The surname Patrawski 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. 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Petroski, Patrawski, Petrowski, Petrykoski, Petkoski, Petkowski and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Patrawski research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1612 is included under the topic Early Patrawski History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Patrawski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Salomon Petrowicz, who arrived at New York, NY in 1869; Josef Petrowalsky, who arrived in New York, NY in 1881; Joe Petrowicz, who was on record in the 1910 census of Maryland.
The Patrawski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Patrawski Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 16:09.