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Definition: The -owski ending to this common Polish surname means that this surname most likely refers to the place from which its bearer originated - in other words, BORKOWSKI means "one who came from a place with a name such as Borki, Borków, Borkowo," etc. The village names, in turn, probably originated with "borek," meaning small forest, or from the given name of one of the original founders or owners (Borek, Borko, etc. - meaning to fight).

Surname Origin: Polish

Alternate Surname Spellings: BORKOWSKY, BORKOWSKA

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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