Zalewski Surname Info

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Surname Origin: Slavic, Polish
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Alternate Spelling: Zelewski, Zaleski, Zeleski, Zalewska, Zalescy, Salewski
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'''Zalewski''' (feminine: '''Zalewska''', plural '''Zalewscy''') is one of the most popular Polish surnames in Poland and the 3rd most popular in [[wikipedia:Podlachia]] (5,165).
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Zalewski comes from a topographic name for someone who lived by a flood plain or bay. Two locations that this may be connected to are ''Zalew'' in [[wikipedia:Sieradz]] voivodeship or ''Zalewo'' in [[wikipedia:Olsztyn]] voivodeship.
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Several famous people have the surname '''Zalewski''' or a variant of it:
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** [[wikipedia:August Zaleski]] - Polish Politician of the early Twentieth Century
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** [[wikipedia:Erich von dem Bach Zalewski]] - SS-Obergruppenführer Erich von dem Bach-Zalewski
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** [[wikipedia:Michał Zalewski]] - Polish "White Hat" Hacker, computer security expert.
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The town of [[wikipedia:Zaleski]], Ohio is a small village in South Eastern Ohio.
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==Definitions==
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'''ZALEWSKI''' - Polish - [[topographic name]] for someone who lived by a flood plain or bay, Pol. zalew, or [[habitation name]] from a place named with this element, with the addition of [[-ski]], suffix of [[local surname]]s. There has been considerable confusion with Zaleski.
 
'''ZALEWSKI''' - Polish - [[topographic name]] for someone who lived by a flood plain or bay, Pol. zalew, or [[habitation name]] from a place named with this element, with the addition of [[-ski]], suffix of [[local surname]]s. There has been considerable confusion with Zaleski.
 
Cognate: Jewish (E Ashkenazic) Zalewsky
 
Cognate: Jewish (E Ashkenazic) Zalewsky

Revision as of 15:54, 2 March 2006

Surname Origin: Slavic, Polish

Alternate Spelling: Zelewski, Zaleski, Zeleski, Zalewska, Zalescy, Salewski

Zalewski (feminine: Zalewska, plural Zalewscy) is one of the most popular Polish surnames in Poland and the 3rd most popular in wikipedia:Podlachia (5,165).

Zalewski comes from a topographic name for someone who lived by a flood plain or bay. Two locations that this may be connected to are Zalew in wikipedia:Sieradz voivodeship or Zalewo in wikipedia:Olsztyn voivodeship.

Several famous people have the surname Zalewski or a variant of it:

The town of wikipedia:Zaleski, Ohio is a small village in South Eastern Ohio.

Definitions

ZALEWSKI - Polish - topographic name for someone who lived by a flood plain or bay, Pol. zalew, or habitation name from a place named with this element, with the addition of -ski, suffix of local surnames. There has been considerable confusion with Zaleski. Cognate: Jewish (E Ashkenazic) Zalewsky

ZALESKI - Polish - topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the wood’, from Pol. za beyond + les, las wood, with the addition of -ski, suffix of local surnames, or habitation name from a place, Zalesie, named with the elements za + les. var of Zalewski. Variations: Zalasa, Zalasik. Cognates: Czech: Zálesky; Jewish: (E Ashkenazic) Zalesky

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