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The surname Urbanski 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.

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


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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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  • Douglas Urbanski (b. 1957), American film producer
  • Marian Urbanski, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1926-27
  • Emil Urbanski, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956
  • August Urbanski (b. 1883), Polish-American legal expert
  • Alfred Urbanski (1899-1983), Polish politician
  • Eugeniusz Urbanski (b. 1888), Polish well-known painter
  • Igor Urbanski (b. 1970), Ukrainian Olympic luger


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  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
  4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
  9. White, Davis, and S. Jeanne. People of Polonia: The 1910 Census ward Two--Baltimore City Maryland, Part1. Baltimore, MD: Historyk Press, 1994. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
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