ZELBERSCHWECHT.COM GRZYMALA.NET LASZEWSKI.ORG
the original being Zelberschwecht Grzymala
certificate by the German Emperor Wilhelm II 1887
additional reference see also: http://home.foni.net/~adelsforschung/zurek05.htm best to have it translated into your language via Google or other. > AD 1400
also found references under Zylberschweg / Zelberszwecht / Zylberswech
The legend of origin of the Grzymala clan who took over the same crest goes:
Subsequently the coat of arms was also abated: Prince Boleslaw Wstydliwy of Poland (1127-1179), exiled the knight Grzymal/a, owner of Gos'lice in the Palatinate of Pl/ock, on the suspicion of treacherous dealings with Prince Kazimierz of Kujaw, and as further evidence of the Prince's displeasure closed the gate in this knight's coat of arms.
A second (though positive) abatement also occurred: When the Lithuanians along with the Jatwings attacked Masovia, a Grzymal/a, owner of Zielony and Slasy, courageously stood against them, inflicted a defeat upon them and hunted them down. For which feat of arms, the coat of arms was abated around the knight and the gate, leaving only a wall with towers, where there formerly was also a rampart.
is a direct connection to v.
This means v. Zelberschwecht or v. Silberchwecht and Laszcwski are the same.
Laszewski comes from from the Estate LASZEWO, ski means from, so LASZEWSKI means from Laszewo. ski is the polish nobel version of the German v. or von before the family name. (Pictures and map soon to come) also Lascewski, Laczewski.
This means anyone with the name Laszewski is a direct descendant from the knight Silberschwecht, with the various dialect different pronunciation came up thus also the von Zelberschwecht.
Before 1400 it was v. Silberschwecht now von and I will need to learn the difference between the 2 versions.
There is a direct relationship between Grzymala since that was the battle cry of the Selberschwecht knight and his clan was "Grzymala" the direct translation of Grzymala is Thunder in English.
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