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The Polish surname Tczew is derived from the Polish word "czyz," meaning "greenfinch," and as a surname it was most likely originally a nickname. Nickname surnames are those names which derive their origin from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. The name may have been born by someone who kept birds or by someone who enjoyed singing. Alternatively, this name may be of house-name origin, that is, a name derived from the medieval practice of displaying a sign, engraving or picture over one's establishment (inn or tavern). The proprietor and his family were then identified by the particular sign that they displayed, which later become their hereditary family name.

Tczew Early Origins



The surname Tczew was first found in the kingdom of Poland.

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Tczew Spelling Variations


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Tczew Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Czeski, Czyewski, Czyewski, Czyzewski, Czerniewski, Czewski and many more.

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Tczew Early History


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Tczew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tczew research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Tczew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tczew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tczew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among those of the name Tczew in this period were Mikolaj Czewski, Governor of Belzki, who was entrusted with the embassy in Stambulu in 1590; as well as a noble Polish family bearing the name Czeski, a sept of the great Clan Leliwa. The ancestral seat of this family...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tczew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elisabeth Czeska, who came to Baltimore in 1862; Isidore Czeswinski, who was on record in the 1910 census of Maryland; Antonina Czeswinski, who arrived in Maryland between the years 1885 and 1910.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    3. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    4. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tczew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tczew Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 September 2013 at 13:13.

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