Early Origins of the Grabczew family
The surname Grabczew was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of ancient 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. 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.
Early History of the Grabczew family
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Grabczew Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Grabczewski, Grabski, Grabczowski, Grabowski and others.
Early Notables of the Grabczew family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grabczew family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franzisca Grabczik, who arrived in New York, NY in 1885; Mary Grabowska, who was on record in the 1910 census of Maryland; Maryanna Grabowska, who arrived at New York on the ".