Wiszniewski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Wiszniewski 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."

Early Origins of the Wiszniewski family

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

Early History of the Wiszniewski family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiszniewski research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1774, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Wiszniewski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wiszniewski Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wiszniewski family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wiszniewski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wiszniewski family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Angelica Wisniewski, age 2, who arrived in Baltimore in 1884; Anna Wisniewski, baptised in Baltimore in 1877; Charlie Wisniewski, who arrived in New York, NY in 1884.


Contemporary Notables of the name Wiszniewski (post 1700) +

  • Wojciech Wiszniewski (1946-1981), Polish filmmaker
  • Michal Wiszniewski (1794-1865), Polish philosopher, psychologist, and literary historian
  • Julius Wiszniewski (1868-1959), birth name of Julius Beresford, also known as Berry or The Old Berry, was a British rower and coach who competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics


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