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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Leskiewicz, Lesniewicki, Lesniewicz, Laskowicz, Laskiewicz, Laskowicz, Lapkovitch, Leskowicz,Leskowetz and many more.

First found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leski research. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leski History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leski Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Stanislaus Leski, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872

Leski Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Mary Leski, who arrived in Maryland in 1910

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  2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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  8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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The Leski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leski 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.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:37.

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