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The Levinsky surname comes from the Polish word "lew," meaning "lion," which was the root of many first names and place names, before evolving into a surname.

Levinsky Early Origins



The surname Levinsky 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.

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Levinsky Spelling Variations


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Levinsky Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lewinski, Lawinski, Levinski, Lavinski, Lewinsky, Lavinki, Lawinsky, Lavinka, Lavinky, Lekowwicz, Levinsky, Lawinka and many more.

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Levinsky Early History


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Levinsky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Levinsky research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1038, 1420, 1500, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Levinsky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Levinsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Levinsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Levinsky Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Lewinski who emigrated to Baltimore in 1865; Henrietha Lewinska, who arrived at New Orleans in 1865; as well as Malke Lewinski, who arrived at New York, NY in 1873..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    4. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Levinsky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Levinsky 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 July 2012 at 10:20.

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