Zielinski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Zielinski 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.

Early Origins of the Zielinski family

The surname Zielinski 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.

Early History of the Zielinski family

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Zielinski Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Zielinski family (pre 1700)

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Zielinski Ranking

In the United States, the name Zielinski is the 3,355th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Zielinski is ranked the 7,196th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Zielinski migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zielinski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Zielinski, aged 3, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [3]
  • Bernhard Zielinski, aged 2, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [3]
  • Friedrich Zielinski, aged 51, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [3]
  • Pawel Zielinski, aged 33, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [3]
  • Rosalie Zielinski, aged 25, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Zielinski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adalbert Zielinski, aged 17, who landed in America from Helenkow, Austria, in 1907
  • Adam Zielinski, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Woclawek, Russia, in 1907
  • Alexander Zielinski, aged 17, who landed in America from Czenice, Russia, in 1911
  • Alexander Zielinski, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Suwalki, Russia, in 1913
  • Aleksander Zielinski, aged 17, who settled in America from Osieszko, Russia, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Zielinski (post 1700) +

  • Anna Zielinski (b. 1974), American actress
  • Heather Zielinski, American LPGA golf player and Duramed Futures Tour member
  • Carl M. J. von Zielinski, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Santo Domingo, 1917 [4]
  • Raymond S. Zielinski, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri, 1965-67 [4]
  • Mary Ann Zielinski, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 26th District, 1978 [4]
  • John Zielinski, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952 [4]
  • John Zielinski, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940, 1944 [4]
  • John Zielinski, American politician, Independent Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 5th District, 1938 [4]
  • George D. Zielinski, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1938 [4]
  • Adelbert A. Zielinski, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1909 [4]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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