The surname Podlewski 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. 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.
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of this family name include: Podolski, Pudlowski, Podstolski, Podleski, Podolecki, Pudolecki, Pudleski, Podlowski and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Podolski, his wife Appolonia and their seven children who arrived at Halifax, N.S. in 1898; as well as Anna Podolsky, who came to Baltimore in 1874..