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Kretkows History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kretkows family

The surname Kretkows was first found in Volhynia, the eastern province of Poland which has changed hands throughout history so many times between Russia and Poland. Mostlky populated by Ruthenians or Ukrainians, there are only 16% Poles and a like number of Jews. There are many Polish landowners and nobility. The main towns are Luck, Ostrog, Rowno, Dubno and Kowel. 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. The main Clan is Dolega considered to be a noble family of Poland and held extensive lands and a castle.

Early History of the Kretkows family

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Kretkows Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kretkowski, Kreckkovsky, Kreckkowski, Kreckovski and many more.

Early Notables of the Kretkows family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kretkows family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Kretowski, who arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898.

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