The surname Sobczek comes from the Slavic personal name
Sobeslaw, meaning "usurp glory."
Early Origins of the Sobczek family
The surname Sobczek was first found in Lubel among others. There was a Sobieski family of Lubel, who belonged to the Clan
Janina, a Sobieszczanski family of Lublin, who belonged to the clan Nalecz, and a Sobek family of Sandomiersz, who belonged to the clan Brochwicz.
Early History of the Sobczek family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sobczek research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1565, 1782, 1606, 1647, 1629, 1696, 1674, 1702 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Sobczek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sobczek Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sobieski, Sobiech, Sobanski, Sobinski, Sobalski, Sobusiak, Sobieszczak, Sobczak, Sobkiewicz, Sobek, Sobczyk, Sobieszek and many more.
Early Notables of the Sobczek family (pre 1700)
Prominent among those of the name Sobczek in this period were the Sobieski family of Lubel, a sept of the great clan Janina. The progenitor of this family Wojciech took part in the wars of Stefan Batory against the Duchy of Moscow. Another member, Marek Sobieski (d.1606), was the Governor of... Another 146 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sobczek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sobczek family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Albrecht Sobieska, who settled in New York in 1662; Jan Sobieszczanski, who arrived in New York as a Polish exile in 1835; Antoni Sobiszczek and John Sobieszki, who were naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1875 and 1877.