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Early Origins of the Sawatsky family

The surname Sawatsky was first found in Silesia. The surname is a toponym for someone who came from Zawada or Zawady. Both are derived from the "zawada" which means "obstruction", "fortress", "obstacle" or "impediment" as in the toponyms Zawada and Zawady. Today, there are numerous places named Zawada and Zawady throughout modern-day Poland.

Early History of the Sawatsky family

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Sawatsky Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zawadsky, Zawadski, Zavadsky, Zawadzki, Zawada, Zawadowski, Zawadowsky, Sawadsky, Sawatsky, Sawatski, Sawatzky, Sawatzki, Zawatsky, Zawatzki and many more.

Migration of the Sawatsky family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sawatsky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lukes Sawatsky, aged 38, who emigrated to America from Letunauno, in 1899

Sawatsky Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Efraim Sawatsky, aged 32, who settled in America from Keschnits, in 1900
  • Josef Sawatsky, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Grayawo, in 1901
  • Josef Sawatsky, aged 45, who landed in America from Suwalska, Province, in 1901
  • Osip Sawatsky, aged 22, who landed in America from Wilna, in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Sawatsky (post 1700)

  • Rick Sawatsky (b. 1976), Canadian two-time silver medalist curler
  • Ferdinand John Sawatsky (b. 1948), Canadian author and journalist who was awarded the 1976 Michener Award

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