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Rafalsky Early Origins



The surname Rafalsky 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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Rafalsky Spelling Variations


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Rafalsky Spelling Variations



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

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Rafalsky Early History


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Rafalsky Early History



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

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Rafalsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rafalsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rafalsky 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:

Rafalsky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Rafalsky, aged 37, landed in New York in 1854

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Rafalsky Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    2. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
    8. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Rafalsky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rafalsky 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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