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Definition: Given the -owski ending, this common Polish surname generally derives from the place where the family originated - and could refer to any of dozens of Polish villages with names beginning with Grab, including Grabowo, Grabówka, etc. These place names, in turn, derive from Polish roots such as grabie (meaning "rake"), grab (meaning "the hornbeam tree), and grabic (meaning "to plunder").

Surname Origin: Polish

Alternate Surname Spellings: GRABOSKI, GRABOWSKA, GRABOWICZ

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Polish Genealogy
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GRABOWSKI Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - GRABOWSKI Genealogy
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GRABOWSKI Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Grabowski surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - GRABOWSKI Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - GRABOWSKI Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - GRABOWSKI Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name GRABOWSKI.

MyCinnamonToast.com - GRABOWSKI Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the GRABOWSKI surname.

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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