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The Polish Kijanski surname is thought to be a habitation name created from the place named Kijewo, in northeastern Poland, between the cities of Torun and Inowroclaw. The surname created from this generally mean "one who hailed from Kijewo." The place name is most likely derived from the Polish word "kij," meaning "stick."

Kijanski Early Origins



The surname Kijanski 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. 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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Kijanski Spelling Variations


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Kijanski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kijowski, Kijowsky, Kijanski, Kijewski and others.

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Kijanski Early History


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Kijanski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kijanski research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1560 and 1442 are included under the topic Early Kijanski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kijanski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kijanski Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kijanski 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: Marcus Kijawsky, who was naturalized in California in 1887; Anna Kijewski, who filed a naturalization petition in Detroit in 1929; Piotr Kijowski, who was on record in Kansas in 1936.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Kijanski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kijanski 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 15 January 2013 at 16:17.

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