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Early Origins of the Rafalowski family
The surname Rafalowski 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 Rafalowski family
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Rafalowski Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rafalowski, Rafalski, Rafalavich, Rafalowicz, Rafalowskimi, Rafaloski and many more.
Early Notables of the Rafalowski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rafalowski family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rafalowski (post 1700)
- Jessica Rafalowski (b. 1986), beauty queen from DeLand, Florida who has competed in the Miss USA pageant
- Aleksander Rafalowski (b. 1894), Polish painter