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Updated January 30, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish (Brzeziński) and Jewish (from Poland) : habitational name for someone from a place called Brzezina, Brzeziniec, Brzezinka, Brzezie, or Brzeziny, named with brzezina ‘birch forest’.
  • The oldest of the several Polish noble families by the name Brzeziński can be traced back to the 14th century. The American statesman Zbigniew Brzezinski (born 1928) is of Polish descent.

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