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Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:48 am      Post subject: Origins of surname Borowski
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Today I prepared short article about Borowski surname.

Borowskiis from Polish dithematic names such as Borzysław, Borzymir, with the root
bor- meaning “fight, battle,” or in some cases bór, “forest”

In 2002 there were 25875 individuals using the surname Borowski/Borowska living in Poland. Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Borowski .

In the old Poland there was a few noble families of Borowski:
Borowski coat of arms Abdank (formerly Skarbek) in Borowa, Sandomierz district in 1729-40
Borowski coat of arms Gozdawa from ruthenian family, ancestors of Ruryk from Samogitia (Żmudź) in 1621
Borowski coat of arms Jastrzębiec coming from Chudzinowski family from Borówka inKrakow area in 1584
Borowski coat of arms Junosza in Płock district (related to Borkowski family) in 1584
Borowski coat of arms Lis from Western Prussia in 1691-1709
Borowski coat of arms Lubicz in Chełm area in 1584
Borowski coat of arms Ogończyk from Prussia, living in Ruthenia in 1635
Borowski coat of arms Piława, coming from Kamieniecki family in Kraków area in 1584
Borowski coat of arms Prus I from Borowno in Sieradz area in 1464
Borowski from Samogitia in 1528

Listen how this surname is pronounced in Polish (click on the “Listen” button): https://translate.google.com/#pl/en/Borowski

Click here http://polishorigins.com/?s=Borowski&x=10&y=12 to check what you can find about this surname in PolishOrigins databases. There is also a list of forum members interested in this surname.

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