Zaleski Family History
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Zaleski Name Meaning
Polish, Ukrainian, and Belorussian: topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the wood’, from Polish za ‘beyond’ + las ‘forest’, with the addition of -ski, suffix of local surnames, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Zalesie, named with these elements. As a habitational name, it is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish name. Polish (Zaleski): topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the water meadow’, from Polish za ‘beyond’ + leg ‘water meadow’. Polish: variant of Zalewski.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Zaluski, Zalewski, Poleski, Zalesky, Zales, Maleski, Waleski, Zavesky