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Illustrious names such as Persky proudly evoke images of the historic Eastern European homeland of the Polish people. Although the most common form of a hereditary surname in Poland is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the name of the father, there are also local surnames. Local surnames usually came from a fairly universal and long-standing tradition of noting "where" a person came from. They were derived from place-names; where a person lived, held land, or where he was born. Over the course of its history, the boundaries of Poland changed frequently. As a result, Polish names have much in common with other Slavic names in the way they are formed and in reference to localities. Polish surnames often end with a diminutive suffix, such as -owicz, ak, ski or ska, which can be attached to local names. A "local" type of surname, the Persky family lived in the city of Baranow, located on the Vistula River between Cracow and Sandomierz. This region is known as Malopolska, which means Little Poland.

Persky Early Origins




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Persky Spelling Variations


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Persky Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Perz, Pertzov, Pertzev, Perz, Persky, Perski, Peski, Pyz and many more.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Persky Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Freude Persky, aged 20, who landed in America from Woloszyn, in 1900
  • Feiel Persky, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Wolosin, Russia, in 1906
  • Abram Persky, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Berl Persky, aged 16, who settled in America from Rodiskewitz, in 1906
  • Chain Persky, aged 15, who landed in America from Wilno, Russia, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Persky (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Persky (post 1700)



  • Stan Persky (b. 1941), American-born, Canadian writer, media commentator and philosophy instructor
  • Lester Persky (1925-2001), American Primetime Emmy Award winning producer and actor, known for Hair (1979), Equus (1977) and Yanks (1979)
  • Dana Persky, American writer, known for her work on Kate & Allie (1986-1989), daughter of Bill Persky
  • Liza Persky, American four-time Primetime Emmy Award winning producer, known for her work on The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1998-2001), The Tony Danza Show (2004), and Guide to Style (2008), daughter of Bill Persky
  • Lisa Jane Persky, American actress, known for her work in When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and The Big Easy (1986)
  • Bill Persky (b. 1931), American five-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, best known for his work on Kate & Allie (1984), Water (1985) and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)

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Persky Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Persky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Persky 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 10 June 2015 at 12:38.

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