Szymanski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Szymanski 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 Szymanski means "son of Szymon."

Early Origins of the Szymanski family

The surname Szymanski 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 Szymanski family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Szymanski research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1460 is included under the topic Early Szymanski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Szymanski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sxymanski, Syzmanczewski, Syzmaniecki, Szzymaniecki, Szymanowicz, Szymanowski and many more.

Early Notables of the Szymanski family (pre 1700)

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United States Szymanski migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Szymanski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Szymanski, who landed in America in 1873 [1]
  • Andrzej Szymanski, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Szymanski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adam Szymanski, aged 26, who settled in America from Przynaziol, in 1905
  • Albert Szymanski, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Roschnowo, Galicia, in 1905
  • Andrzej Szymanski, aged 29, who landed in America from Haczyslaw, Russia, in 1906
  • Adam Szymanski, aged 24, who landed in America from Prewo, Russia, in 1913
  • Alexander Szymanski, aged 24, who landed in America from Nipliborz, Russia, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Szymanski migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Szymanski Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Leon Szymanski, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897

Contemporary Notables of the name Szymanski (post 1700) +

  • Ignacy Szymañski (1806-1874), nicknamed Colonel Ski, a Polish and American soldier
  • Richard "Dick" Szymanski (b. 1932), American NFL football center
  • Frank Szymanski (1923-1987), American football player and probate judge in Wayne County, MI
  • Boleslaw Szymanski (b. 1950), American Distinguished Chaired Professor and Founding Head of the Center for Pervasive Computing and Networking, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [2]
  • Grzegorz Szymañski (b. 1978), Polish volleyball player
  • Antoni Szymañski (1894-1973), Polish Army general
  • Konrad Szymañski (b. 1969), Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Roman Szymañski (1840-1908), Polish political activist, publicist, editor of Orêdownik
  • Pawel Szymanski (b. 1954), Polish composer
  • Jimy Szymanski (b. 1975), former tennis player from Venezuela


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Boleslaw Szymanski. (Retrieved 2011, February 17) Boleslaw Szymanski. Retrieved from http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk


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