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Rafalows Early Origins



The surname Rafalows 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.

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Rafalows Spelling Variations


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Rafalows Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rafalowski, Rafalski, Rafalavich, Rafalowicz, Rafalowskimi, Rafaloski and many more.

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Rafalows Early History


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Rafalows Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rafalows research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Rafalows History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rafalows Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rafalows Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexr Rafalsky, who immigrated to New York in 1854; Franz Rafalski, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1884; Marion Rafalski, who was married in Detroit in 1890.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    10. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
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    The Rafalows Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rafalows 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 14 March 2014 at 10:56.

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