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Lewart coat of arms

Lewart is a Polish coat of arms. It was borne by several noble families of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Families that descended from the original medieval clan assumed this coat of arms, as well as those legally adopted into the clan. It is believed to be of German origin.


  • History 1
  • Blazon 2
  • Notable bearers 3
  • Families 4
  • See also 5
  • Bibliography 6
  • References 7


  • The clan was created initially in the 12th century by Casimir II the Just.[1]
  • It was bestowed upon its first bearer for a feat of great bravery whilst holding off a superior force in both strength and number. This caused the bestower, King Władysław Łokietek, to remark that a leopard, if pushed, can defend itself from a lion.
  • Its origins are German (frankońskie). The first known judicial record (Wali-ears) originates from 1417 (Z. Dunin-Kozicki, Inscriptiones clenodiales, p. 35).[2]


The coat of arms is a rampant leopard on either a blue or red background. The leopard is crowned with a silver and gold crown.

Notable bearers

Notable bearers of this coat of arms include:

  • The Markuszewski family: landowners in the regions around Novogrudek Kraków and Minsk.
  • Henryk Firlej (1574–1626): a Polish szlachcic, bishop of Łuck (1616–1617), Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland from 1624; Deputy Chancellor of the Crown (}

    }}: Podkanclerzy koronny).


    Below are the fifty members of the Lewart Clan. Many are now extinct.[3] Notable members are in bold.

    Lewart, Bakowski, Beski, Bielanski-Firlej, Bielanski, Bochotnicki, Broniewski, Bunski, Dubrowski, Firlej, GorskiI, GorskiII, Haupt, Jakubczyk, Kczewski, Kizewski, Kniazyszcze, Konarski, Krupski, Krwacki-Firlej, Krwacki,Lewandowski, Lewartowicz, Lewartowski, Lewinski, Lwowski, Lakocki, Marcuszowski, Markuszewski, Melgiewski, Motycki, Nejmanowski, Opocki, Puchniowski, Podolenski, Pety, Skwarc, Szlapa, Tokarski, Trecyusz, Tretius, Tulowski, Ujezdzki, Wali-uszy, Walny, Wierzchanowski, Wodopol, Wszelaczytnski, Zakrzewski-Firlej, Zakrzewski.

    See also


    • Bartosz Paprocki, "Herby rycerstwa polskiego", Kraków, 1584 r.;
    • Simon Okolski, "Orbis Polonus", Kraków, 1642 r., T. 1-3;
    • Ks. Kacper Niesiecki, "Herby i familie rycerskie tak w Koronie jako y w W.X.L.", Lwów, 1728 r.;
    • Tadeusz Gajl, "Polish Armorial Middle Ages to 20th Century", Gdańsk, 2007 r.


  • ^ Лакиер А.Б. § 91, № 138 // Русская геральдика. — 1855.
  • ^ peoples Mentioned in these documents. Lewart: 1434 Gotard z Dolska, łowczy dobrzański; 1473 Piotr z Dąbrowicy, sędzia ziemski lubelski; 1478 Piotr z Opoki, podsędek ziemski lubelski Known are medieval seals from the coat of arms Lewart: 1434 Gotard with Dolska, łowczy dobrzański, 1473, Peter Dąbrowicy, Judge landowner lubelski; 1478, Peter Rocks, podsędek landowner lubelski (F. Piekosiński Heraldyka polska... s. 92-93; M.Haisig Sfragistyka szlachecka... s.34) (F. Piekosiński Heraldry Polish ... pp 92-93; M. Haisig Sfragistyka szlachecka ... s.34)
  • ^

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