Sobolewski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Sobolewski surname is derived from the Polish word "sobol," which is a type of marten (the English word sable is derived from this source). It is generally considered to be a Jewish (E. Ashkenazic) name. One might expect the name to have been occupational for one who raised martens or worked with their fur, and it is quite likely that anyone in Russia working as a furrier in the era when surnames began to be used could have taken on this occupational name.

Early Origins of the Sobolewski family

The surname Sobolewski was first found in Russia, where bearers of the name were found in early times.

Early History of the Sobolewski family

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Sobolewski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sobol, Sobel, Zobel, Sobolewski, Soboliev and many more.

Early Notables of the Sobolewski family (pre 1700)

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United States Sobolewski migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sobolewski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Stanislaw Sobolewski, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Lorraine" from Le Havre, France [1]
  • Rudolf A Sobolewski, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "H. M. Flagler" from Tuxpam, Mexico [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sobolewski (post 1700) +

  • Johann Friedrich Eduard Sobolewski (1804-1872), Polish-born, American violinist, composer, and conductor
  • Sigmund Sobolewski (1923-2017), Polish activist and Holocaust survivor
  • Ludwik Leszek Sobolewski (b. 1965), Polish lawyer, CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange
  • Radoslaw Sobolewski (b. 1976), retired Polish footballer
  • Pawel Sobolewski (b. 1979), Polish footballer on Facebook
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