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OSTROWSKI - Name Meaning & Origin

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OSTROWSKI Surname Meaning & Origin:

A geographic surname for someone from one of many towns of places in Poland and Eastern Europe named Ostrów, from the Polish ostrów, meaning "island" or "water meadow." Ostrow is a common shortened version of the Ostrowski surname. Generally Polish in origin, but also a common Jewish surname.

OSTROWSKI is the 33rd most popular surname in Poland.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

OSTROW, OSTROWSKY

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname OSTROWSKI:

Common Polish Surnames & Their Meanings
Uncover the meaning of your Polish last name with this free guide to Polish surnames meanings and origins.

Ostrowski Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Ostrowski surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Ostrowski query.

FamilySearch - OSTROWSKI Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Ostrowski surname and its variations.

OSTROWSKI Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Ostrowski surname.

Cousin Connect - OSTROWSKI Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Ostrowski, and sign up for free notification when new Ostrowski queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - OSTROWSKI Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Ostrowski.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

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

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

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

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

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


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