which lies in southern Poland on the northern slopes of the Carpathians. It was overrun by Monguls in 1223. The region is composed of Polish and Ukrainian natives, the latter being to the east. The Ruthenian nobles adopted the Catholic faith and the Polish tongue. 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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of this family name include: Leszynski, Leszczynski, Lesinski, Leszinski, Lezynski, Lesynski, Liszinski, Lysinski, Lyszinski and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michael Lesinski who voyaged to Pennsylvania in 1881; Ludowika Lesyzikowsk, who came to Baltimore in 1893; as well as Anton Leszczewitz, who arrived at Baltimore in 1909, aboard the ".