Polanski Family History
Polanski Name Meaning
Polish Rusyn (from Poland) and Jewish (from Poland) (Polański): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing from Polish polana ‘glade clearing’ (a derivative of pole ‘field’) or a habitational name for someone from a place called Polana Polanka Polany or any of various other Polish places called with this word. Compare Polansky . Polish (Polański): ethnic name for a Pole or more specifically for a descendant of the Polanie one of the original Polish tribes.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022