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Notable Polish Americans

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  • Władysław Dyniewicz (1843 - 1928)
    Ślusarz z Wielkopolski, który w 1866 r. emigrował do Stanów Zjednoczonych. Osiadł w Chicago i założył tam księgarnię i drukarnię, był redaktorem „Gazety Polskiej” (pierwszej gazety polonijnej), współza...
  • Charles Radziminski (1805 - 1858)
    Polish - American Military man. He took part in tracing the new frontier with Mexico, and a mountain was names after him in Oklahoma. He served in the Polish Uprising of 1830-31 and was exiled to Uni...
  • Antoni Sadowski h. Nałęcz (1669 - 1736)
    Anthony Sadowski Anthony Sadowski Born Antoni Sadowski c. 1669 Poland Died April 22, 1736 (aged 67) Amityville, Pennsylvania Occupation Trader, interpreter, settler Spouse(s) Marya Bordt...
  • Henryk Bronisław Arctowski (1871 - 1958)
    Polish scientist, explorer and meteorologist. Living in exile for a large part of his life, he was one of the first persons to winter in Antarctica and became an internationally renowned meteorologist....
  • Dr. Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska (1829 - 1902)
    Polish physician who made her name as a pioneering female doctor in the United States. As a young woman she found great interest in medicine after assisting her mother, who worked as a midwife. Best ...

Polish Americans are Americans who have total or partial Polish ancestry. There are an estimated 10.5 million self-identified Polish Americans, representing about 3% of the U.S. population.

Polish Americans are the largest Slavic and West Slavic ethnic group in the United States, second largest Central European group after the Germans, and the eighth largest immigrant group overall.

The first Polish settlers arrived at Walter Raleigh's failed Roanoke Colony in 1585. In 1608 Polish settlers came to the Virginia Colony as skilled craftsmen.

-- Wikipedia, revision of 12 November 2019


Please add any and all profiles for notable U.S. public figures of Polish ancestry. Remember that surnames are often deceiving, since the ancestry might be through maternal lines or the person may use an Anglicized or married surname.