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The Polish surname Czewski is derived from the Polish word "czyz," meaning "greenfinch," and as a surname it was most likely originally a nickname. Nickname surnames are those names which derive their origin from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. The name may have been born by someone who kept birds or by someone who enjoyed singing. Alternatively, this name may be of house-name origin, that is, a name derived from the medieval practice of displaying a sign, engraving or picture over one's establishment (inn or tavern). The proprietor and his family were then identified by the particular sign that they displayed, which later become their hereditary family name.

Czewski Early Origins



The surname Czewski was first found in the kingdom of Poland.

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Czewski Spelling Variations


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Czewski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Czeski, Czyewski, Czyewski, Czyzewski, Czerniewski, Czewski and many more.

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Czewski Early History


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Czewski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Czewski research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Czewski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Czewski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Czewski Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among those of the name Czewski in this period were Mikolaj Czewski, Governor of Belzki, who was entrusted with the embassy in Stambulu in 1590; as well as a noble Polish family bearing the name Czeski, a sept of the great Clan Leliwa. The ancestral seat of this family...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Czewski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elisabeth Czeska, who came to Baltimore in 1862; Isidore Czeswinski, who was on record in the 1910 census of Maryland; Antonina Czeswinski, who arrived in Maryland between the years 1885 and 1910.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    2. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Czewski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Czewski 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 9 September 2016 at 08:57.

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