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The surname Komkov 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Komkov, Komocki, Komocky, Komecki, Chomekowsky, Chomikowski, Komsky, Komowsky and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Komkov research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1706 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Komkov History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those individuals whose social, cultural and professional accomplishments were known on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The Komkov Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Komkov 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.

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