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Definition: One of the most common surnames in contemporary Poland, Kowalski is a derivative of the work "kowal," meaning blacksmith in Polish. Thus, this occupational surname and its derivatives are basically the Polish version of the English surname SMITH.

Surname Origin: Polish

Alternate Surname Spellings: KOWAL, KOWALIK, KOWALEWSKI, KOWALAK, KOWALKA, KOWALKOWSKI, KOWALCZYK, KOWALSKY, KOWELSKI, KOWELSKY KOWAL, KOWALEWSKY, KOWALKOWSKI, KOWALKOWSKY

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FamilySearch - KOWALSKI Genealogy
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KOWALSKI Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - KOWALSKI Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - KOWALSKI Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - KOWALSKI Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - KOWALSKI Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the KOWALSKI 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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