ADAMSKI - Surname Meaning and Family History

What Does the Last Name Adamski Mean?

Adamski is a common surname in Poland.
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Adamski is a patronymic surname meaning "son of Adam." This surname and its variations is very common throughout Poland. The given name Adam in Hebrew means "man" or "mankind," possibly from the Hebrew 'adam, meaning "to be red," or from the Akkadian adamu, meaning "to make."

Alternatively, Adamski may have originated as a habitational name for someone from Polish villages beginning with "adam," such as Adamy, Adamowo or Adamki.

Surname Origin: Polish


Famous People with the ADAMSKI Surname

  • Wiesław Adamski - Polish sculptor
  • Stanisław Adamski - Polish priest; social and political activist
  • David Adamski - American entomologist
  • Antoni Adamski - Polish field hockey player

Where is the ADAMSKI Surname Most Common?

According to surname distribution from Forebears, the Adamski surname is by far most commonly found in Poland, where it ranks as the 125th most common last name in the country. It is next most common in Germany, followed by the United States. The Adamsky spelling is very uncommon, found primarily used by individuals living in the United States.

According to WorldNames PublicProfiler, Adamski is fairly common throughout Poland, especially in the west-central regions. It is found in greatest numbers in the Wiklkopolskie region, followed by Podlaskie, Lubuskie, Kijawsko-Pomorskie and Swietokrzyskie. In France, the surname is more common in the northern Pas-De-Calais department, and in Germany it is more common in the northern and western regions.

Genealogy Resources for the Surname ADAMSKI

Meanings of Common Polish Surnames
Uncover the meaning of your Polish last name with this free guide to the meanings and origins of common Polish surnames.

Research Polish Ancestors Online
Research Polish ancestry online with this collection of Polish genealogy databases and indexes from Poland, the United States and other countries.

Adamski Family Crest - It's Not What You Think
Contrary to what you may hear, there is no such thing as an Adamski family crest or coat of arms for the Adamski surname. Coats of arms are granted to individuals, not families, and may rightfully be used only by the uninterrupted male line descendants of the person to whom the coat of arms was originally granted.

ADAMSKI Family Genealogy Forum
This free message board is focused on descendants of Adamski ancestors around the world. Search the archives for messages related to your Adamski ancestors, or join the group and post your own query.

FamilySearch - ADAMSKI Genealogy
Explore over 8.8 million results from digitized historical records and lineage-linked family trees related to the Adamski surname and variations on this free website hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

ADAMSKI Surname Mailing List
This free mailing list for researchers of the Adamski surname and its variations offers subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages. - ADAMSKI Genealogy & Family History
Explore free databases and genealogy links for the last name Adamski.

GeneaNet - Adamski Records
GeneaNet includes archival records, family trees, and other resources for individuals with the Adamski surname, with a concentration on records and families from France and other European countries.

The Adamski Genealogy and Family Tree Page
Browse genealogy records and links to genealogical and historical records for individuals with the Adamski surname from the website of Genealogy Today.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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