The Lewinski 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 Lewinski family
The surname Lewinski 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 Lewinski family
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Lewinski 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 Lewinski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lewinski family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lewinski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johann Lewinski who emigrated to Baltimore in 1865
- Johann Lewinski, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1865 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Malke Lewinski, who arrived at New York, NY in 1873
Contemporary Notables of the name Lewinski (post 1700)
- George Lewinski, American radio broadcaster
- Corwin Edward Lewinski, Polish-American historian