Ancient and illustrious family, whose origins are enveloped in darkness and legends. According to what has been handed down, it finds its cradle in Poland, from which it then branched out also to Austria and Russia, and has worldwide spread, over the centuries. It is a branch of the noble Pielesz family, known as Katyńsky. Noble in the Russian voidovato, administrative-territorial unit of the Kingdom of Poland but geographically belonging to Russia. When this territory, at the end of the tenth eighth century, became part of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomiria or, under the Habsburg monarchy, a true fragmentation of the family began. Between 1782 and 1834, twenty-one members of the Katyńsky family were registered in the register of the nobility of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomiria; others, on the other hand, refused Austrian rule and moved to the territories under the rule of the Russian empire. And ...
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1. Coat of arms of family: Katyn
Language of the text: English
Gules, two swords per saltire argent, hilted or. Crest: three ostrich feathers argent.
Coat of arms of family Pielesz, Katyn or Katyńsky. Source of the blazon: "Siebmacher's großes und allgemeines Wappenbuch, Bd. 4 (Habsburgermonarchie), 14. Abt.: Der Adel von Galizien, Ladomerien und der Bukowina, Nürnberg 1905, 24".
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