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James
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:21 am      Post subject: Origin of Steplowski
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Could someone tell me the origin and meaning of the surname Steplowski.
I'm asking for a friend who knows very little about his family, other than their place of origin is Poland.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:19 am      Post subject:
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James,
Step or Stepl is the 'root' part of the name, -ow and -ski are suffixes added to the name.
I would suggest you to read the article in http://www.polishroots.org/Research/SurnameSearch/SurnameOrigins/tabid/117/Default.aspx
and also the two links at the bottom of that webpage.
Also, the surname is not listed in Zofia Kaleta's book, which contains hundreds of -ski surnames based on names of places.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:28 pm      Post subject: Steplowski
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Thank you Gilberto, I will go on the link that you provided.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:15 am      Post subject: Steplowski - Stemplowski
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James, it has been a rather long while since you posted this question but I would like to add some more information.

According to William Hoffman’s Polish Surnames. Origins and Meanings, the root of this name is the word stempel meaning “a die, a stamp”. It gave rise to such names as Stempel, Stemplewski, Stemplinski, Stemplowski, Stępel, Stęplewski, Stęplowski and Sztempel.

Stemplowski and Stęplowski (e with a “tail”) are variations of the same name as their pronunciation is virtually identical – please listen to this text-to-speech converter:
http://www.ivona.com/pl/?tk=hBf38nzZOp


The Polish surnames database Moikrewni, which is ultimately based on the official PESEL database as of the year 2000-2002, shows the distribution of the surname and its variations (you have to look up the feminine and masculine endings):

Stęplowski / Stęplowska
https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/St%C4%99plowski

Stemplowski / Stemplowska
https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/Stemplowski


You can click here http://polishorigins.com/databases/index?s=Steplowski to check what can be found about your surname in the PolishOrigins Databases.

You probably already know the PolishOrigins Surnames Database tool, which can help you find other PolishOrigins members interested in a given surname.

I hope you will find this useful.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:25 am      Post subject: origins of surnames
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Slav,
Dziekuje bardzo for your reply.
I had just done a little research the other day on this name, so what a surprise that you sent this to me.
The different spellings should help in searching Ellis Island Records.
I'm sure that my friend Jeffery Steplowski, will be excited to know this.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:55 am      Post subject:
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James,

Prosze bardzo. That's pure serendipity!

I wish you luck in your further searches.

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