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Early Origins of the Rutkowski family

The surname Rutkowski was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Rutkowski family

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Rutkowski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rudenick, Rudnicki, Rudkowski, Rudnia, Rudnyanszky, Rudowkski, Rudzicki, Rudziewicki, Rutkowski and many more.

Early Notables of the Rutkowski family

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Rutkowski Ranking

In the United States, the name Rutkowski is the 8,887th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Rutkowski migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rutkowski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Teophilus Rutkowski, aged 40, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Rutkowski (post 1700) +

  • Mateusz Rutkowski (1986-2024), Polish ski jumper, Gold and Silver Medal winner in the 2004 World Junior Championships
  • Kazimierz Rutkowski, Polish fighter pilot and flying ace in the Polish Air Force then the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 5½ aerial victories

USS Arizona
  • Mr. John Peter Rutkowski, American Seaman First Class from New York, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 3

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  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. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook