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The surname Zelinsky comes from the Polish word "ziel," which is the color green, and as such many of the variants of this name were associated with growing things. As a surname, it may be also have been habitational name, taken on from any of many place named with this word.

Zelinsky Early Origins



The surname Zelinsky was first found in Novwina in Cracow, a province of Poland which lies centrally, bounded by Kielce, Lublin, Silesia and Lwow. The capitol city is Cracow, said to be the intellectual center of Poland. The region is composed of Poles and Gorale (Highlanders) who speak their own dialect and wear picturesque costumes. The chief towns of the province are Cracow, Tarnow, and Nowy Sacz. 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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Zelinsky Spelling Variations


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Zelinsky Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zelinski, Zelisnick, Zielonka, Zelewski, Zielinski, Zieleniewski and many more.

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Zelinsky Early History


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Zelinsky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zelinsky research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1605 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Zelinsky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zelinsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zelinsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zelinsky Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zelinsky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Zelinsky, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1871

Zelinsky Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Zelinsky, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1905
  • David Zelinsky, aged 50, who emigrated to America from Odessa, Russia, in 1907
  • Elena Zelinsky, aged 19, who landed in America from Minsk, Russia, in 1907
  • Ignatz Zelinsky, aged 35, who landed in America from Berestecko, Russia, in 1911
  • Josef Zelinsky, aged 26, who landed in America from Borowjove, Russia, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zelinsky (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zelinsky (post 1700)



  • Paul O. Zelinsky (b. 1953), American author and illustrator of children's books recipient of the Caldecott Medal in 1998 for his Rapunzel, best known for his The Wheels on the Bus
  • Wilbur Zelinsky (b. 1921), American cultural geographer, professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University
  • Dean B. Zelinsky (1957-1976), American guitar luthier who founded Dean Guitars in 1976 and DBZ Guitars in 2008
  • Alexander "Alex" Zelinsky (b. 1960), Australian computer scientist, systems engineer and roboticist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    2. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    3. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Zelinsky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zelinsky 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 July 2017 at 13:45.

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