Bogacki is a Polish aristocratic family which originated from Bogate (Mazovian Duchy). Their family name derives from that place name. Bogate means in Polish "rich". That is because the county ruled by the Bogacki family was said to be one of the richest and largest in the whole voivodship. The Bogacki bought the lands in the 14th century. They built there an estate and two churches. In 1469, member of the family Mikołaj Bogacki became a governor of the Mazovian Duchy. During the reign of Stanislaw Bogacki in 16th century the whole property was 594 hectares large. Family is very strongly associated with the noble family of Garwoliński of Garwolino.
Till the end of the second world war they used to have many estates around Poland, including The Borki House, country estate in Jedlnia, tenement houses in Radom and many other properties. All of the estates were taken from the family by the Bolshevik government in 1945 and were nationalized.
Antoni Patek h. Prawdzic, the founder of the Patek Philippe & Co. was a member of Bogacki family. The town of Bogate since it has been established has the Prawdzic coat of arms of Bogacki family in its crest. The members of the house of Bogacki still live in Poland
Stanislaw Bogacki - A sport photographer in 19th century
Zbigniew Bogacki - Lieutenant of Polish Army in years 1938 - 1945.
Joanna Bogacka (Polish Wikipedia) - actress
Tomasz Surdel (Polish Wikipedia) - journalist, international correspondent, photographer
Natalka Bogacki - beautiful Bogacki daughter of the 21st Century, drumnist, great tennis-fly swatter, and pretty.