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Where did the Polish Szoke family come from? What is the Polish Szoke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Szoke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Szoke family history?The surname Szoke is of Polish origin, and is a locative name, derived from the dwelling place of the original bearer. This name corresponds to the Polish town of Sokolka; the surname Szoke came to denote a resident of this town.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sokolik, Sokolinski, Sokolnicki, Sokolowicz, Sokolowski, Szokolnik, Zokolnich, Sochlich and many more.
First found in Lemberg(Lwow,) a province of Poland. It is bounded by Lublin, Cracow, Tarnopol and Stanislawow. The main cities are those of Lemberg, Prezymysl, Drohobycz, Rzeszow, Jaraslow, Sambor and Sanock. The town of Lemberg was an important trading post with the east. While Polish represents the majority of its peoples there is also a major Ukrainian representation. 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 Szoke research. Another 279 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1650 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Szoke History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Szoke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Sokolik, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1876; Josef Sokolik, who came to Nebraska in 1891; Michael Sokolowski and his wife Honorata, who arrived in Québec in 1896 with their two sons, and Czeslaw Sokolnitzki, who sailed to New York on the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam in 1912..
The Szoke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Szoke 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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