The surname Stankus is of Polish origin. The name is derived from the personal name
"Stanko," and means "son of Stanko."
Early Origins of the Stankus family
The surname Stankus 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 Stankus family
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Stankus Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stankewich, Stankiewicz, Stankar, Stanczewicz, Staniewicz and many more.
Early Notables of the Stankus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stankus family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stankus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anton Stankus, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Dranlea, Russia, in 1906
- Anton Stankus, aged 20, who landed in America from Rossing, Russia, in 1910
- Antonina Stankus, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Maidsone, Russia, in 1910
- Antanas Stankus, aged 38, who landed in America from Jedrujka, Russia, in 1910
- Adolf Stankus, aged 4, who settled in America from Pizigams, Russia, in 1911
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