Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish and Jewish (from Poland) : habitational name for someone from a place called Myszkowo, Myszków, or Myszkowice, all named with myszka ‘mouse’.
  • This name was borne by many nobles who played a significant role in Polish history, amongst them Piotr Myszkowski (1505–91), bishop of Kraków, and Zygmunt Myszkowski (1562–1615), grand marshal of Poland.