Zalewski Surname Info
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.
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