Wisniewski


Wisniewski
Recorded in several spellings including Wisniewska, Wisniewski, Wiszniewski, Wisniowski, Wisniowiecki, and others, this is a Polish surname of great antiquity. It derives from the medieval word 'wisnia' meaning a cherry tree, and was either residential for a person who owned a cherry orchard, or occupational for a wine and spirit merchant, one who sold cherry brandy and other liquers. It can also be Askenasic and as such ornamental in that it was one of the surnames which indicate an abstract and 'pleasant' place. It was one of a large group given to immigrants from Central Europe, many of whom fled to Germany and Poland in the 18th century, to escape from the Muslim terror waged mainly by Turkey and its allies. One of the problems with Polish surnames is that the vast majority of early church registers as previously existed, were destroyed after the Second Word War (1939 - 45) during the Communist Soviet 'reign' which lasted until 1989. As a result it is difficult to obtain early accurate records. The first recording that we have been able to positively identify is that of Jakub Wisniewski, and his wife Maryanna, at Koscielnawies, Bydgoskiego, in 1796.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wiśniewski — (feminine: Wiśniewska, plural Wiśniewscy) is the third most common surname in Poland (109,855 people). The name roughly translates to from the town of the cherry tree. English speakers should pronounce the name Vish nyefs ski. urname in… …   Wikipedia

  • Wiśniewski — (oft auch Wisniewski geschrieben; poln. Aussprache [viɕˈɲɛfskʲi]) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andreas Wisniewski (* 1959), deutscher Schauspieler und Regisseur Adam Wiśniewski (Handballspieler) (* 1980), polnischer Handballspieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wisniewski — Wiśniewski (oft auch Wisniewski geschrieben; poln. Aussprache [viɕˈɲɛfskʲi]) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andreas Wisniewski (* 1959), deutscher Schauspieler und Regisseur Edgar Wisniewski (1930–2007), deutscher Architekt Karl… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wisniewski — Un nom polonais très répandu. Il désigne celui qui habite un lieu dit Wisniewo, dérivé de wisnia (= cerisier). Formes voisines : Wisniowski, Wiszniewski …   Noms de famille

  • Wiśniewski — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Wiśniewski ([viɕˈɲɛfskʲi]) est un nom de famille d origine polonaise que l on trouve aussi sous des formes déri …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wisniewski — Wischnewski …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • Wiśniewski (Asteroid) — Asteroid (2256) Wiśniewski Eigenschaften des Orbits (Simulation) Orbittyp Hauptgürtelasteroid Große Halbachse 3,0903  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Connie Wisniewski — All American Girls Professional Baseball League Pitcher / Outfielder …   Wikipedia

  • Stefan Wisniewski — (born 8 April, 1953) is a former member of the left wing terrorist group Red Army Faction (RAF). Early life Wisniewski was born in 1953 in Klosterreichenbach, a part of Baiersbronn, Baden Württemberg, in the Black Forest. He was the son of Gisela …   Wikipedia

  • Stefan Wisniewski — Stefan Werner Wisniewski. Nació el 8 de abril de 1953 en Baden Württemberg, la Selva Negra, en Alemania. Es un antiguo miembro del grupo terrorista izquierdista alemán Fracción del Ejército Rojo o RAF. Contenido 1 Juventud 2 RAF 3 Prisión …   Wikipedia Español