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Matkowsky Early Origins



The surname Matkowsky 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. 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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Matkowsky Spelling Variations


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Matkowsky Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Matuszewski, Matuszewicz, Matuszewkski, Matkowsky, Mathuskowsky, Mathkowski, Mathkuszewiwcz and many more.

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Matkowsky Early History


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Matkowsky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matkowsky research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1819 and 1410 are included under the topic Early Matkowsky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Matkowsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Matkowsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Matkowsky 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: Antanas Matuszewsky, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1872; Florentina and Franciszek Matuszewski, who were both baptized in Baltimore in 1886; Jacob Matuszewski, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1888.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Matkowsky (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Matkowsky (post 1700)



  • Adalbert Matkowsky (1858-1909), well-known Polish actor

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Matkowsky Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    6. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
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    The Matkowsky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Matkowsky 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 17 July 2014 at 13:46.

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