Early Origins of the Sypnowich family
The surname Sypnowich 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. The surname arrived from East Prussia
in 1490. They were of the royal Clan
of Odrowaz and were a branch of that Clan
. Odrowz is a Polish "Coat of Arms," that was used by several "szlachta" families from the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. 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 Sypnowich family
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Sypnowich Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sypniewski, Sipniewski, Sypniewsky, Sypniowski, Sypniowsky and many more.
Early Notables of the Sypnowich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sypnowich family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jas Sypniewski and Franziska Sypniewski, who arrived in New York on April 26, 1880 at age 40, from Bremen, Germany
, aboard the "Ohio"; John Sypniewski, who arrived in New York on April 19, 1881, aboard the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Sypnowich (post 1700)
- Christine Sypnowich, professor of philosophy at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada