SIKORSKY Family History
Recorded in several forms including Sikora, Sikorski and Sikorsky (Polish, Russian and Askenasic) and Sykora (Czech) this is a famous medieval surname. It derives from the word "sikora" meaning a titmouse, and hence was usually a nickname of endearment for a small, dark, person. However the suffix endings of "-ski" and "-sky" are cognate with the German von or the French de, and imply the status of minor nobility or at least estate ownership. We are not aware of any place called "Sikora", but this is possible as a coat of arms was granted in the 18th century to a family called Sikorski in the former German state of Pomerania.