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Where did the Polish Evanoff family come from? What is the Polish Evanoff family crest and coat of arms? When did the Evanoff family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Evanoff family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Evancho, Eynarowicz, Eynarokowsky, Evanowicz, Evanowski and many more.

First found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evanoff research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1605, and 1607 are included under the topic Early Evanoff History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Evanoff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicodemus Evanowski who emigrated to America in 1830.

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The Evanoff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evanoff Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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