Truby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname Truby comes from a place name where the original bearer of the name would have resided. The roots of this name are the Polish word "sad," which means "orchard," and the possessive suffix "ow." There are many towns in Poland that have names built from these roots. The bear of the name Truby would have originally been from one of those towns.

Early Origins of the Truby family

The surname Truby was first found in Lemberg (Lwow,) a province of Poland. It is bounded by Lublin, Cracow, Tarnopol and Stanislawow. The main cities are those of Lemberg, Prezymysl, Drohobycz, Rzeszow, Jaraslow, Sambor and Sanock. The town of Lemberg was an important trading post with the east. While Polish represents the majority of its peoples there is also a major Ukrainian representation. 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 Truby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Truby research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1422, 1624 and 1422 are included under the topic Early Truby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Truby Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sadkowski, Sadlowski, Zadkowski, Zadlowski, Sadowski, Sadowsky, Sadownik, Sadovski, Sadovnik, Sadowsky, Sadovnikov, Sadovshchikov and many more.

Early Notables of the Truby family (pre 1700)

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Truby Ranking

In the United States, the name Truby is the 17,104th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Truby family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Stanislaus Sadowski, who arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1608; Adalbert Sadowski, who arrived in Allegeny County, Pa., in 1875; Bolesland Sadowski, 6, who arrived in Baltimore in 1893.


Contemporary Notables of the name Truby (post 1700) +

  • Jason Truby (b. 1973), American lead guitarist and founder of the Christian metal band Living Sacrifice
  • Harry Garvin Truby (1870-1953), American Major League Baseball infielder whop played in the late 1800s
  • Christopher John Truby (b. 1973), American Major League Baseball third baseman from Palm Springs, California
  • Sir Frederick Truby King CMG (1858-1938), New Zealand health reformer and Director of Child Welfare


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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