The surname Staniewicz is of Polish origin. The name is derived from the personal name
"Stanko," and means "son of Stanko."
Early Origins of the Staniewicz family
The surname Staniewicz was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Staniewicz family
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Staniewicz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stankewich, Stankiewicz, Stankar, Stanczewicz, Staniewicz and many more.
Early Notables of the Staniewicz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Staniewicz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Matias Stankiewicz, who immigrated to New York in 1836; Franziska Stankiewicz, who traveled from Hamburg to New York in 1872; Elisabeth Stankiewicz, who arrived in Baltimore in 1880.