Place Name: Baranow

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1979)

Name Origins: Commemorative (Place)


Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): locative name from any of many places named with Polish baran ‘ram’. In Polish-speaking regions this was also adopted as an ornamental name among Jews.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

See also: Baranów Sandomierski Castle

Cultural Affiliation: Polish (and possibly Jewish)

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Baranow, like all the neighbourhoods and subdivisions in the Castle Downs area, is named for a famous castle. The Baranow castle is located in eastern Poland and was built between 1591 to 1606. Designed in the late-renaissance style, the castle has an arcaded courtyard and turrets. The castle and estate, formerly the family residence of Prince Lubomirski, have been converted into a museum and are owned by the state.

Other Locations:

Castle Zamek w Baranowie Sandomierskim, 20, Zamkowa, Koło Bóżnicy, Baranów Sandomierski, gmina Baranów Sandomierski, powiat tarnobrzeski, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, 39-450, Poland

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