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The surname Zaleski is derived from when the family lived near water or an area that flooded frequently. The name Zaleski is derived from the Slavic word zalew, which means bay or a flooded area.

Zaleski Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zaleski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Zaleski, aged 28, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zaleski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zaleski (post 1700)



  • Joseph "Joe" Zaleski (1927-2016), American-born, Canadian CFL football player and coach
  • Terrence M. Zaleski, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 83rd District, 1987-91; Mayor of Yonkers, New York, 1992-95 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry M. Zaleski, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 10th District; Elected 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward L. Zaleski, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 6th District, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Zaleski, American Democrat politician, Mayor of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 1962 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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