Petroski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Petroski family

The surname Petroski 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.

Early History of the Petroski family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petroski research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1612 is included under the topic Early Petroski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Petroski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Petroski, Patrawski, Petrowski, Petrykoski, Petkoski, Petkowski and many more.

Early Notables of the Petroski family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Petroski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Petroski family

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.



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