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Sapieha History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name comes from a Ukrainian name Sopih, from the root word "sop," which meant "wheeze."

Early Origins of the Sapieha family

The surname Sapieha was first found in Smolensk, a city in present day Russia on the Dnieper River west-southwest of Moscow. The city had previously been a part of Lithuania and Poland. They were an ancient princely family from this region.

Early History of the Sapieha family

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Sapieha Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sapieha, Sapiecha and others.

Early Notables of the Sapieha family (pre 1700)

Prominent among those of the name Sapieha in this period were Jan Kazimierz Sapieha the Younger (c.1637-1720), who became a Grand Hetman of Lithuania in 1682, and was made a Duke in 1700; Jan Fryderyk Sapieha (1680-1751)...
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Migration of the Sapieha family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ludwika Sapiecha of Plaski, Russia, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1904, aboard the "Kronprinz Wilhelm" with her two year old son, Bronislaw Sapiecha.

Contemporary Notables of the name Sapieha (post 1700)

  • Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867-1951), Polish Archbishop of the Catholic church in Krakow, awarded the White Eagle Order in 1936, made a Cardinal in 1946
  • Leon Sapieha (1803-1878), Polish nobleman, political and economic activist

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