The surname Hancewicz was 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. They held a
at Pomian. 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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of this family name include: Anculewicz, ankitz, Hancewicz, Hankiewicz, Hanuszewicz, Hanckwitz, Haniewicz and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those who traveled to the New World and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries..