Show ContentsSadowsky History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname Sadowsky comes from a place name where the original bearer of the name would have resided. The roots of this name are the Polish word "sad," which means "orchard," and the possessive suffix "ow." There are many towns in Poland that have names built from these roots. The bear of the name Sadowsky would have originally been from one of those towns.

Early Origins of the Sadowsky family

The surname Sadowsky was first found in Lemberg (Lwow,) a province of Poland. It is bounded by Lublin, Cracow, Tarnopol and Stanislawow. The main cities are those of Lemberg, Prezymysl, Drohobycz, Rzeszow, Jaraslow, Sambor and Sanock. The town of Lemberg was an important trading post with the east. While Polish represents the majority of its peoples there is also a major Ukrainian representation. 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 Sadowsky family

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Sadowsky Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sadkowski, Sadlowski, Zadkowski, Zadlowski, Sadowski, Sadowsky, Sadownik, Sadovski, Sadovnik, Sadowsky, Sadovnikov, Sadovshchikov and many more.

Early Notables of the Sadowsky family

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United States Sadowsky migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sadowsky Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jack Phelps Sadowsky, aged 24, originally from New York, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Mordka Sadowsky, aged 33, originally from Belchalow, Poland, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sadowsky (post 1700) +

  • Edward L. Sadowsky (1929-2021), American politician who served in the New York City Council from 1962 to 1989
  • George Sadowsky (b. 1936), American computer scientist
  • Nathan Sadowsky, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 26th District, 1948; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1950 [2]
  • Nate Sadowsky, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960 [2]
  • Michael J Sadowsky, American Professor at the University of Minnesota

  1. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook