The Kubec surname is comes from the root Kuba, which is a short form of the first name Jakub.
Early Origins of the Kubec family
The surname Kubec 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. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. 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 Kubec family
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Kubec Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kubik, Kubach, Kubec, Kubicki, Kubecki, Kubiceck, Kuba and many more.
Early Notables of the Kubec family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kubec family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kubec Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wezl Kubec, who settled in Iowa in 1876
- Jacob and Josefa Kubec, who landed in New York in 1883
Kubec Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jan Kubec and his family, who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1914