The surname Sobek comes from the Slavic personal name
Sobeslaw, meaning "usurp glory."
Early Origins of the Sobek family
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.
Early History of the Sobek family
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Sobek 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 Sobek family (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 Lubel during the reigns of Kings Batory and Zygmunt III. He became famous for his military acumen. Stefan Batory once said of him, "If the entire kingdom's fortune only depended on skirmishes, nobody would be more shrewd nor trustful than Sobieski." Zygmunt III rewarded Sobieski by granting him... Another 98 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sobek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sobek 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.
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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