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Rafalski Early Origins



The surname Rafalski 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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Rafalski Spelling Variations


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Rafalski Spelling Variations



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

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Rafalski Early History


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Rafalski Early History



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

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Rafalski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rafalski Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rafalski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Rafalski, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1884
  • Franz Rafalski, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1884
  • Marion Rafalski, who arrived in Detroit in 1890
  • Marion Rafalski, who was married in Detroit in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rafalski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rafalski (post 1700)



  • Brian Christopher Rafalski (b. 1973), American former professional NHL ice hockey defenseman who played from 1995 to 2014, inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Carl J Rafalski (b. 1897), American businessman

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Rafalski Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Rafalski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rafalski 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 12 November 2016 at 17:33.

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