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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish (also Walewski) : habitational name from places called Walewice in Piotrków and Skierniewice voivodeships or Walew in Płock voivodeship.
  • The surname Walewski is borne by several Polish noble families and can be traced back to the 14th century. Countess Maria Walewska (1789–1817) was Napoleon’s mistress and the mother of the emperor’s son, A. Colonna Walewski.

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