The surname Szymanowski is of Polish origins. The name is derived from the personal name
"Szymon," and the characteristic Polish suffix "-ski," meaning "son of." Thus, the name Szymanowski means "son of Szymon."
Early Origins of the Szymanowski family
The surname Szymanowski 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.
Early History of the Szymanowski family
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Szymanowski Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sxymanski, Syzmanczewski, Syzmaniecki, Szzymaniecki, Szymanowicz, Szymanowski and many more.
Early Notables of the Szymanowski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Szymanowski family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Szymanowski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Augustyn Szymanowski, who was baptized in Baltimore in 1886
- Joseph Szymanowski, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1890
Szymanowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frances Szymanowski, who settled in Maryland in 1904
Contemporary Notables of the name Szymanowski (post 1700)
- Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), hailed as the greatest Polish composer since Chopin