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Where did the Polish Urbanski family come from? What is the Polish Urbanski family crest and coat of arms? When did the Urbanski family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Urbanski family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Urbanski, Erbanski, Urbannski, Urbonski and others.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urbanski research. Another 263 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Urbanski History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Urbanski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Franz Urbanski, who arrived in Baltimore in 1882
  • Valentin Urbanski, who arrived in Baltimore in 1883

Urbanski Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Adam Urbanski, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897 with his wife Catherina and their son Nicholas
  • Nicholas Urbanski, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Nikola Urbanski, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897

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  • August Urbanski (b. 1883), Polish-American legal expert
  • Douglas Urbanski (b. 1957), American film producer
  • Eugeniusz Urbanski (b. 1888), Polish well-known painter
  • Alfred Urbanski (1899-1983), Polish politician
  • Igor Urbanski (b. 1970), Ukrainian Olympic luger


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  2. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
  3. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
  4. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
  7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Urbanski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Urbanski Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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