Petrowski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Petrowski family

The surname Petrowski 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 Petrowski family

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

Petrowski Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Petrowski family (pre 1700)

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


United States Petrowski migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petrowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ignate Petrowski, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Petrowski (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Petrowski, American businessman, former President and CEO of Gulf Oil (2005-2013)
  • Jerry Petrowski (b. 1950), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin Senate (2012-), Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the 86th district (1999-2012)
  • James Stanley "Jamie" Petrowski (b. 1982), American football tight end who played from 2006 to 2012


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