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Lewandowski (Polish: Polish pronunciation: [lɛvanˈdɔfskʲi]; feminine Lewandowska, plural Lewandowscy) is the seventh most common surname in Poland (93,404 people in 2009).[1]

It is derived from the place name Lewandów, itself derived from the Old Polish word lewanda – 'lavender' (lawenda in modern Polish).[2] It is most frequent in mid-northern Poland, making up as much as 1,1% of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship's population (the record of Poland). The surname was recorded for the first time in 1673, although Lavendowski, which is probably its variant, is known since 1608.

Notable people with the surname include:


  1. ^ Ministry of Interior (Poland). Statystyka najpopularniejszych nazwisk występujących w Polsce in 2009 (The most popular surnames in Poland in 2009). Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  2. ^ "Lewandowski Family History". ancestry.com.