Janowski


Janowski
It could reasonably be argued that this is the most famous name and surname of the Christian World. It was recorded from the 12th century a.d. onwards in every European country, and in a vast range of spellings, of which there are believed to be over fourteen hundred in total. These range from the base forms such as Jon or John (England & Wales), Evan (Wales), Ian (Scotland), Shane (Ireland), Ivan (Russia) and Jean (France), to the Italian Giovanni, Zanni and Zoane, the Polish Janus, the Czeck Jan, Janak and Jansky, to the diminutives Jenkin, Jeannet, Nannini, Zanicchi, and Gianuzzi, the patronymics Johnson, Joynson, Jenson, Jocie, Ivanshintsev, and Ivashechkin. However spelt, all have derived from the biblical Hebrew "Yochanan", which translates as " He who Jehovah has favoured (with a son)". The name became particularly popular after the 12th century when returning Crusaders from the Holy Land often called their children by biblical names in commemoration of the fathers pilgrimage, these then in turn developed into surnames. The earliest recordings of surnames are to be found in Britain and amongst these is Thomas John in the "Hundred Rolls" of the county of Buckinghamshire for the year 1279, and Arnold Johan in the 1280 "Letter Book" register for the city of London. In Germany Walterus filius Johannis appears in the 1323 charters of the town of Vaihingen, whilst the 1344 charters of the city of Friedberg record Baumeister Johannssen. The first recorded spelling of the surname in any spelling is believed to be that of Pertus Johannis, which was dated 1230 a.d.. This is in the charters known as the "Close Rolls" of the county of Suffolk", during the reign of King Henry 111 of England,1216 to 1272.

Surnames reference. 2013.

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  • Janowski — Janọwski,   Marek, Dirigent polnischer Herkunft, * Warschau 18. 2. 1939; in Wuppertal aufgewachsen; studierte bei W. Sawallisch und war nach Stationen in Hamburg und Freiburg im Breisgau 1975 80 Generalmusikdirektor …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Janowski — Herkunftsname zu polnischen Ortsnamen wie Janуw, Janowo, Janowice …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • JANOWSKI, MAX — (1912–1991), cantor, composer, conductor. A native of Berlin, Janowski was born into a musical family. His mother, Miriam, was an opera singer and his father, Chayim, led choirs and trained cantors. He studied at the Schwarenka Conservatory in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JANOWSKI, DAVID MARKELOVICH — (1868–1927), French chess master. Born in Volkovysk, Russian Poland, Janow ski settled in Paris in 1886. He attacked brilliantly but frequently failed to employ required defensive strategy. He defeated Winawer, Schowalter, and Marshall, and drew… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Janusz Janowski — (born September 9, 1965 in Połczyn Zdrój, Poland) is a Polish painter, jazz drummer, art theorist, from 2004 to 2006 chairman of the Artistic Council at the Board of the Association of Polish Painters and Designers (ZPAP), member of the Committee …   Wikipedia

  • Marek Janowski — (born 18 February 1939 in Warsaw) is a Polish born conductor. Janowski grew up in Wuppertal, Germany, near Cologne, after his mother traveled there at the start of World War II to be with her parents. His father disappeared in Poland during the… …   Wikipedia

  • Dawid Janowski — Dawid Markelowicz Janowski (in English usually called David Janowski) (25 May 1868, Wołkowysk, – 15 January 1927, Hyères, France) was a leading Polish chess master and subsequent French citizen. Born into a Polish family in Wołkowysk, Russian… …   Wikipedia


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