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ROMANOWSKI HISTORY


BARBARA NEGRI 1 | 1    
25 Jan 2011  #1
Both sets of grandparents immigrated to USA between 1895 and 1903. My father's parents died when I was little so there wasn't much family history. My father, who since passed away, always insisted that his family came from royalty -- that they were the equivalent of dukes and duchesses. I was taught that the 'ski' in Romanowski meant son of Romanov. I've always been interested to find out if what he said was actually true. I know that they left Russian controlled Poland, whereas, my mother's parents immigrated from Austrian controlled Poland (Sarna, Cichon).

Thank you.
PennBoy 77 | 2,439    
25 Jan 2011  #2
I was taught that the 'ski' in Romanowski meant son of Romanov

Or son of Roman, a Polish male name, Romanowski is a Polish last name, they have it in other Slavic countries but it's an original in Poland as well. Any relation to Bill Romanowski ? :-)
Paulina 8 | 1,437    
  25 Jan 2011  #3
My father, who since passed away, always insisted that his family came from royalty -- that they were the equivalent of dukes and duchesses. I was taught that the 'ski' in Romanowski meant son of Romanov. I've always been interested to find out if what he said was actually true.

Well, there was/is a noble family of this name in Poland. It originally came from Red Ruthenia (Ruś Czerwona).

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanowscy
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrzej_Romanowski_%28szlachcic%29
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomasz_Jan_Romanowski
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filip_Romanowski

I know that they left Russian controlled Poland,

Do you know what city/town/village exactly?

whereas, my mother's parents immigrated from Austrian controlled Poland (Sarna, Cichon).

Sarna and Cichon were their surnames?
Polonius3 1,001 | 12,489    
25 Jan 2011  #4
ROMANOWSKI: nearly all Polish srunames ending in -owski are of toponymic origin. In this case that is all the more likely due tot he existence of many localities that could have generated it including dozens of villages called Romanów, Romanowo, Romany and Romanówka.
OP BARBARA NEGRI 1 | 1    
29 Jan 2011  #5
I will have to get my mother to sound it out for me....the name of the town. I only know that her family teased him and called him Prussian. I pulled up one of the links, but it was in Polish. I will have to log onto wiki and try it in English.

Thank you.
MediaWatch 10 | 945    
29 Jan 2011  #6
What about that Wild Bill Romanowski?

He was one of the best linebackers in NFL history.

He is the only linebacker who was in 5 Superbowls.

He played for 16 years and NEVER missed one game.

The guy was a machine.


Pinching Pete - | 560    
29 Jan 2011  #7
The guy was a machine.

Yeah.. a dirty and psychotic machine.
MediaWatch 10 | 945    
29 Jan 2011  #8
Hey man whatever it takes! LOL

No just kidding.

Nobody is perfect.

Most people in violent sports are psychotic at some level.

That Eagle football player Vic was torturing dogs for fun.

Look at Tyson.

The list goes on.
Pinching Pete - | 560    
29 Jan 2011  #9
Hey man whatever it takes! LOL

He was good I'll give him that but you don't bend other players fingers back and snap them when you're at the bottom of a pile. Things like that.
MediaWatch 10 | 945    
29 Jan 2011  #10
Yes that's true. He had a rage problem. When he controlled his rage it helped him to perform better, but when he didn't, well.... um... errrr.... it went against him.
necia    
10 Sep 2011  #11
hello. my mother's maiden name is romanowska and she was born in chełm lubelski, which is where our branch of the romanowski family is from, and has been from, for hundreds of years. chełm is close to the ukranian border and, prior to 1919 was in russia (after the partitions, obviously). it's my understanding that there are a few other families with the romanowski surname, including at least one in western poland. the chełm romanowskis were szlachta and serf / landowners in that region. i've never heard of any connection to polish royalty -- polish nobility is, for the most part, distinct from being a descendant of the royal family. interesting side notes: chełm was part of ruthenia, and one of the ruthenian kings was daniel romanovych (see -- wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_of_Galicia). but, drawing a connection between the "romanovych", "romanov" and the romanowskis would be pure speculation.
emilyjj    
2 Mar 2014  #12
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo%C5%BCawola_coat_of_arms

if the link doesn't work search Bozawola coat of arms. Romanowski was one of the nobility.
hope this helps.
Romanoski    
3 Aug 2015  #13
My grandparents came to Manitoba, Canada in 1908 from Galacia, Austria. His name was Simeon or Samuel in English.
He married Febronia Zatorski, not sure where yet. Settled in , Wishart, Saskatchewan. He was born in 1969.
Polonius3 1,001 | 12,489    
4 Aug 2015  #14
born in 1969

You must mean 1869.
ROMANOWSKI: a popular Polish surname most likely traceable to any of several dozen localities called Romanowo, Romanów or Romanówka. There were seven different noble lines amongst the bearers of the Romanowski surname, each with a separate coat of arms. More info at: polonius3@gazeta.pl


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