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Kolodziejski

This Old Polish surname is one of several variant spellings based around a development from the medieval "Kolo" meaning "the wheel". The name is occupational for a "wheel maker" and is equivalent to the English job descriptive wheel-wright or even coach builder. Most early Polish surnames were patronymics, this name is unusual in being a patronymic (son of), but of a job, rather than a personal name, and is much rarer that its Anglo-Saxon contempories such as Wright, Wheelright or Wrightson. The spellings include Kilodziejezk, Kolakisvski, Kolar, Kolarski and Kolarik, the name being found in Galicia, Prussia and Czechoslovakia. The Coat of Arms is a prancing white horse on a blue field. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Charles Kollakisvsky, which was dated December 3rd 1846, married Maria Hacon at All Souls, St. Marylebone, during the reign of Queen Virtoria, known as "The Great White Queen", 1837 - 1901. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.