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.
|Place of origin||Wojtowice, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (since 1945 Ukraine)|
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). 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).
Known members of the familyEdit
- Jan Wojtowicz of Pavoloch (17th c.) - the owner of Pavoloch, a knight in the army of Prince Władysław Dominik Zasławski-Ostrogski;
- Marcin Wojtowicz - the hussar in the Crown Army of Felix Kazimierz Potocki at the Battle of Podhajce (1698);
- Stanisław Wojtowicz - the court's writer of Łuck County in 1743–1746, the deputy judge (subiudex) of Łuck County in 1747–1748;
- Karol de Lubicz Woytowicz "Chmielewski" (1839-1866) - the insurrectionist in the Polish January Uprising (1863-1864);
- Józef Wojtowicz (1864-1925) - a landowner, the owner of Ulów;
- Jan Wojtowicz (1900-1952) - the soldier in the Polish-Bolshevik war;
- Jerzy Waldemar Wojtowicz (1929-2014) - the Polish engineer.
- The Encyclopedia Americana–A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 23. Encyclopedia Americana Corporation. 1919. p. 131.
- Lerski, Jerzy Jan (1996). Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 94. ISBN 0313260079.
- Dunin-Borkowski, Jerzy Seweryn. Genealogies of the living Polish houses. Lviv, 1894
- Source: Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Kiev, Act No 0538
- Tadeusz Gajl, Armorial of Poland