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.
Early Origins of the Levinsky family
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.
Early History of the Levinsky family
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Levinsky Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lewinski, Lawinski, Levinski, Lavinski, Lewinsky, Lavinki, Lawinsky, Lavinka, Lavinky, Lekowwicz, Levinsky, Lawinka and many more.
Early Notables of the Levinsky family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Levinsky family to the New World and Oceana
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..