Wojtowicz family

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The House of Wojtowicz from Volhynia (plural form: Wojtowiczowie) was a part of the nobility of Poland (the family's roots were probably in the Lithuanian-Ruthenian nobility). The village of Wojtowice of Ostróg County in Volhynia is the origin of this house.[3]

Wojtowicz
Herb Lubicz1.jpg
Current regionPoland
Earlier spellingsWoytowicz
Place of originWojtowice, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (since 1945 Ukraine)

Wojtowicz family is sealed with the Lubicz coat of arms.[4]

HistoryEdit

First note about the family comes from 1427 - the son of the knight Wojciech (Wojto vel. Woyto) is written as Wojtowicz. The house was mentioned in 1576 as the Volhynian nobility (while taking part in the coronation parliament of the Polish king, Stephen Báthory).[5] Jan Wojtowicz of Lubicz coat of arms, son of Stefan and Franciszka Załuska, grandson of Stanisław and Teresa Byczkowska, great-grandson of Marcin, proved his nobility in the Łuck County in the territory of Russian partition of Poland in 1803. The Wojtowicz family possessed villages in Volhynia, Podolia, voivodeships: Kiev (Pavoloch), Ruthenian (Wojtowszczyzna, Nienaszow, Draganowa) and Sandomierz (Ulow).

 
"Lubicz coat of arms serves the House of Wojtowicz" - the proof of nobility in 1803
 
Young generation of the Wojtowicz family - 1920

Known members of the familyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Encyclopedia Americana–A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 23. Encyclopedia Americana Corporation. 1919. p. 131.
  2. ^ Lerski, Jerzy Jan (1996). Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 94. ISBN 0313260079.
  3. ^ Dunin-Borkowski, Jerzy Seweryn. Genealogies of the living Polish houses. Lviv, 1894
  4. ^ Source: Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Kiev, Act No 0538
  5. ^ Tadeusz Gajl, Armorial of Poland