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Notable Polish Americans

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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.