The Kubek surname is comes from the root Kuba, which is a short form of the first name Jakub.
Early Origins of the Kubek family
The surname Kubek 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 Kubek family
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Kubek Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kubik, Kubach, Kubec, Kubicki, Kubecki, Kubiceck, Kuba and many more.
Early Notables of the Kubek family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kubek family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Kubach, who was naturalized in Maryland in 1844; Christian Kubach, who came to Philadelphia in 1852; Joseph Kubik, who arrived in New York in 1864.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kubek (post 1700)
- Smokin' Joe Kubek (1956-2015), American Texas blues electric guitarist, songwriter and performer
- Tony Kubek (b. 1936), American Major League Baseball player