Early Origins of the Matuszewich family
The surname Matuszewich 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.
Early History of the Matuszewich family
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Matuszewich Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Matuszewski, Matuszewicz, Matuszewkski, Matkowsky, Mathuskowsky, Mathkowski, Mathkuszewiwcz and many more.
Early Notables of the Matuszewich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Matuszewich family to the New World and Oceana
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.