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Where did the Polish Szlapa family come from? What is the Polish Szlapa family crest and coat of arms? When did the Szlapa family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Szlapa family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tlapa, Tlocki, Tlocky, Talat, Zlocki, Zlocky, Szalapski, Szlapa 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Szlapa research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1550, 1674, and 1783 are included under the topic Early Szlapa History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Szlapa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Tlapa, who came to Chicago in 1874; Josef Tlapa, who arrived in Chicago in 1874; and Franz Tlapa, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1878.
The Szlapa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Szlapa 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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