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The Wisniewski surname is a habitational name, taken on from one of the many places in Poland called Wisniewo, Wisniew, or Wisniewa. These places all derive their name from "wisnia," meaning "cherry," and the surname means "one from the town of the cherry tree."

Wisniewski Early Origins



The surname Wisniewski was first found in the area that now makes up the autonomous nation-state of Poland.

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Wisniewski Spelling Variations


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Wisniewski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiszniewski, Wisniowski, Wisniowiecki and others.

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Wisniewski Early History


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Wisniewski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wisniewski research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1774, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Wisniewski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wisniewski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wisniewski Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wisniewski 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 were:

Wisniewski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Wisniewski, who settled in Baltimore in 1868
  • Anna Wisniewski, baptised in Baltimore in 1877
  • Karol Wisniewski, on record in Baltimore in 1877
  • Franz Wisniewski, who settled in Baltimore in 1883
  • Angelica Wisniewski, age 2, who arrived in Baltimore in 1884
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wisniewski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wisniewski (post 1700)



  • David Wisniewski (1953-2002), American children's author and illustrator
  • Leo Joseph Wisniewski (b. 1959), former American football nose tackle
  • John S. Wisniewski (b. 1962), American Democratic Party politician
  • Keith Wisniewski (b. 1981), American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Stefen David Wisniewski (b. 1989), American football offensive lineman
  • Constance Wisniewski (1922-1995), All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (1944 to 1952)
  • Andrew Wisniewski (b. 1981), American professional basketball player
  • James Joseph Wisniewski (b. 1984), American professional ice hockey player
  • Stanley C. Wisniewski, American copyright royalty judge specializing in economics
  • Irvin C. Wisniewski (b. 1925), former American football and basketball player and coach
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wisniewski Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wisniewski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wisniewski 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 7 August 2017 at 18:31.

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