The Lishka surname is thought to have derived from the Slavic word "litsch," which meant "wild;" as such, it may have originally been a nickname
for a wild or unruly person. The surname many also have evolved from any of several places, such as Lisch in Holstein; or Lischau in East Prussia.
Early Origins of the Lishka family
The surname Lishka was first found in Austria
, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential name.
Early History of the Lishka family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lishka research.Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1701, 1736, 1740, 1749, 1760, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Lishka History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lishka Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lischer, Lisch, Lischke, Lischka, Lischeid, Lissek, Lissak, Litsch, Litscher, Litschke, Litschka, Litschko, Lischy, Liske, Lisko, Liskov, Liskow and many more.
Early Notables of the Lishka family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Lishka were Christian Liscow (1701-1760) from Mecklenburg, who was a prominent writer of satires. In 1736 he entered the service... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lishka Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lishka family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Litschow, who arrived at Long Island in 1662; Anna Barbara Litser, who came to New York in 1710; Jacob Litser, his wife Susanna, and their five children, who arrived in New York in 1710.