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Edited by: boletus Feb 17, 2012, 11:04am #
I found some more information about Giziński family from gmina (municipality) Strzegowo, mentioned in my previous post. The source: www.strzegowo.pl
There are actually two similarly sounding villages located within this gmina: Giżyn and Giżynek. Apparently, it is the latter where Gizińscy came from.
The name Giżyno (today's Giżyn) originate from the old name Giza or Giża, [possibly meaning a hind leg of an ox or a hog]. Until 1349 it was a princely village, later becoming a settlement of average knights and nobles. Later the village has been inherited by Grzywa, Ko¶ciesza coat of arms and Radzymiński family, to be finally owned by Kobylnicki family - averagely wealthy nobles.
The settlement Giżynek was created by parcelling out certain lands in 1538 out of the village Giżyno. Giżynek was settled by lesser gentry and the property was divided among many smallholders. In 1578 they were: Mateusz, Grzegorz, Stanisław, Albert Koszol; Jan and Andrzej Dmoss; Jan, Albert, widow of Andrzej, Albert Sey and Albert Mroczek.
In the following years many lesser noble families inherited here. With time, some knights of the village took the name Gizińscy, Dołęga coat of arms, which shows some kinship with many other families in the area.
Gizińscy resided in this village until the eighteenth century. Not much data has been preserved about this lineage. Until then they were unlikely to travel out, even for the royal elections. However, there was not enough land in this overpopulated village and some of them emigrated to Warsaw and on Rus. They became wealthy, they owned manors in Warsaw and villages on Rus. But Gizińscy always stressed that they originated from Gizinek.