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Stankevich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Stankevich is of Polish origin. The name is derived from the personal name "Stanko," and means "son of Stanko."

Early Origins of the Stankevich family


The surname Stankevich 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 Stankevich family


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Stankevich Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Stankewich, Stankiewicz, Stankar, Stanczewicz, Staniewicz and many more.

Early Notables of the Stankevich family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Stankevich 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.

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