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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Fuzek, Fozek, Pozniak, Pucek, Puzewicz, Prasek, Puczek, Poczek, Pozec 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. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. 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 Pozec research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1650, and 1666 are included under the topic Early Pozec History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Pozec 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: Josef Puczek who arrived in New York City in 1884; Anna Pucek who came to New York in 1885; and Franciszka Pozniak who sailed to America in 1911.

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  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Pozec Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pozec 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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