The surname Zielonka 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 Zielonka family
The surname Zielonka 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 Zielonka family
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Zielonka Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Zelinski, Zelisnick, Zielonka, Zelewski, Zielinski, Zieleniewski and many more.
Early Notables of the Zielonka family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zielonka family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Zielonka Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Czeslaw Zielonka, aged 1, who landed in America from Vedrzechoro, Galicy, in 1909
- Fedko Zielonka, aged 19, who settled in America from Dobra, Austria, in 1909
- Adam Zielonka, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Simplin, Russia, in 1910
- Anna Zielonka, aged 18, who landed in America from Helivagos, Hungary, in 1911
- Audrzej Zielonka, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Slodkow, Russia, in 1912
Historic Events for the Zielonka family
- Alois Zielonka (1921-1941), German Signalgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details