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The surname Sobek comes from the Slavic personal name Sobeslaw, meaning "usurp glory."

Sobek Early Origins



The surname Sobek 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.

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Sobek Spelling Variations


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Sobek Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sobieski, Sobiech, Sobanski, Sobinski, Sobalski, Sobusiak, Sobieszczak, Sobczak, Sobkiewicz, Sobek, Sobczyk, Sobieszek and many more.

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Sobek Early History


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Sobek Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sobek 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 Sobek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sobek Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sobek Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among those of the name Sobek 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 Sobek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sobek (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sobek (post 1700)



  • Joseph George Sobek (1918-1998), American athlete and racquet sports promoter who invented racquetball
  • Pawel Szczepan Sobek (1929-2015), Polish footballer, member of the Poland National Team (1952-1953)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    2. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    10. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sobek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sobek 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 8 April 2016 at 14:13.

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