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Surname Marcinowski - Meaning and Origin

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Marcinowski: What does the surname Marcinowski mean?

The last name Marcinowski is a Slavic or Baltic surname, obtained from the given name Marcin. It is commonly found in Polish, Belarussian, and Ukrainian communities. The name is derived from the personal name Marcin, which in turn is derived from the Latin name Martinus, meaning “dedicated to Mars” or “of Mars.” It was a popular personal name amongst early Christians in the Roman Empire, particularly in the Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance.

The prefix -ewski in Slacwonic last names denotes an origin from a place name, and the Marcinowski surname specifically denotes origin from a place with the name of Marcin. These places were likely named such after a resident of Marian (or Martin) descent, thus providing a connection to the original root meaning of the surname.

In modern times, the Marcinowski surname is mostly used by people of Polish descent, but it has become increasingly popular over the years due to the immigration of Poles to other countries, such as the United States. As a result, there is a large presence of Marcinowski descendants in many countries of the world, each of them carrying the legacy of their ancestral namesake.

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Marcinowski: Where does the name Marcinowski come from?

The last name Marcinowski is most likely of Polish origin, and is currently most common in Poland. According to the Polish name registry, there were more than 13,800 people with the name Marcinowski in Poland in 2020. Other countries where the name is more common include Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus.

The Marcinowski name can also be found in North America, specifically in the US and Canada. It is most commonly found in the Midwestern US, such as Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan, as well as some parts of New England. It is also more common in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario in Canada.

The name is not nearly as common in other parts of the world, but is still found in countries like Germany, Sweden, the UK, and France.

Given the history of Polish emigration around the world, it is likely that people with the name Marcinowski or a variant of it can be found in many other countries as well.

Variations of the surname Marcinowski

The surname Marcinowski is derived from the personal name Marcin. It is an Anglicized version of the Polish patronymic surname Marcinowski or Marcinowicz. The surname Marcin is derived from the Roman name Marcus, which is a form of Mark.

The variants of Marcinowski that can be found in records include Marciniewski, Marcinkowski, Marcinow, Marcinso, Marcinov, Martinkowski, Martins, Martyn and Martynski. Alternate spellings of Marcinowski include Marcinkiwicz, Marcyniak, Martinskij, Martinsen, Martinsky, Martishka, Martinushka, Martshenko, Martynau, and Martyshewitz. The patronymic surname analogous to Marcinowski is Marcinowski's or Marcinowicz's (the possessive form used in Poland).

In some cases, the -owski in the Marcinowski surname has been substituted with -owsky, -owskyj, -owskiy, and -ovskiy. Other comparable surnames of the same origin include Marciniec, Marcinkiewicz, Marczak, Marczyk, Martynec, and Martynek.

Marcinowski is a fairly common surname in Poland, however, across other countries, it is considered to be rare. It is still a predominant name in Poland, especially across the eastern and northern regions. It is also present in areas bordering with Poland, such as Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Slovakia where it has been brought due to migration.

Famous people with the name Marcinowski

  • Bartosz Marcinowski: professional Polish footballer
  • Halszka Marcinowski: Polish actor
  • Piotr Marcinowski: bassist in the Polish jazz group ‘But Beautiful’
  • Paweł Marcinowski: professional Polish footballer
  • John Marcinowski: American football player
  • Małgorzata Marcinowski: Polish gymnast and acrobat
  • Wojciech Marcinowski: former Polish alpine skier
  • Roman Marcinowski: professional Polish volleyball player
  • Jacek Marcinowski: Polish chess grandmaster
  • Waldemar Marcinowski: Polish politician and syndicalist
  • Andrzej Marcinowski: Polish rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • Maciej Marcinowski: Polish politician and law professor
  • Justyna Marcinowski: Polish right-wing political activist
  • Michał Marcinowski: Polish author, publisher and historian
  • Michał Marcinowski: Polish music producer and engineer

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