Polansky History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Polansky family

The surname Polansky was first found in Cracow a province of Poland which lies centrally, bounded by Kielce, Lublin, Silesia and Lwow The capital city is Cracow, said to be the intellectual center of Poland. The region is composed of Poles and Gorale (Highlanders) who speak their own dialect and wear picturesque costumes. The chief towns of the province are Cracow, Tarnow, and Nowy Sacz. 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. They were a part of the major Clan Debno and the first record was in 1482 when Adam Debno Tymkowicz z Czajkowic was the major leader of both the clan and the area. The major clan Leliwa goes back to 1243.

Early History of the Polansky family

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Polansky Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alicki, Alecki, Albicki, Oljecki, Olicki, Olecki and many more.

Early Notables of the Polansky family (pre 1700)

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Polansky Ranking

In the United States, the name Polansky is the 18,041st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Polansky migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Polansky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Feied Polansky, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1849
  • Adolph Polansky, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1849
  • John Polansky, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • Carl Polansky, who arrived in Baltimore in 1874
  • Anna Polansky, who settled in New York, NY in 1884
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Contemporary Notables of the name Polansky (post 1700) +

  • Paul Polansky (1942-2021), American writer and Romani activist
  • Sol Polansky (1926-2016), American diplomat, Ambassador to Bulgaria (1987-1990)
  • Adrian Polansky, American Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture by Governor Kathleen Sebelius in February 2003
  • Paul Polansky, American author and activist working for the rights of the Roma people (also called Gypsies )
  • Larry Polansky (b. 1954), American composer, guitarist, mandolin ist, and a professor at Dartmouth College
  • Mark L. Polansky (b. 1956), NASA Astronaut with over 993 hours in space [3]
  • Steven J. Polansky, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1998 [4]
  • Michael Polansky, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [4]
  • Joseph Sheppe Polansky, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Broome County 1st District, 1937 [4]
  • Daniel J. Polansky, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956, 1964 [4]
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Mark Polansky. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/polansky.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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