The name is derived from the Polish word "Jastrzab," meaning a "hawk." The name was no doubt created from a nickname
, which would have made reference to either the character or the physical appearance of the original bearer of the name.
Early Origins of the Jastrzembiec family
The surname Jastrzembiec was first found in Galicia
which lies in southern Poland on the northern slopes of the Carpathians. It was overrun by Monguls in 1223. The region is composed of Polish and Ukrainian natives, the latter being to the east. The Ruthenian nobles adopted the Catholic faith and the Polish tongue. 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. They were Barons Jastrzembiec of Barowski.
Early History of the Jastrzembiec family
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Jastrzembiec Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jastzromb, Jastzrombi, Jastrzembiec, Jastzrembiec, Jastzrembski, Jastzrabek, Jastzremski, Jastzrab and many more.
Early Notables of the Jastrzembiec family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jastrzembiec family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wladislawa Jastrzembski, who arrived at the Port of New York aboard the "S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam" on April 29, 1912; Jan Jastrzembski, who arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ".