Boreyko coat of arms

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Boreyko
Boreyko Coat of Arms
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Alternative names Borejko
Earliest mention 1410 Horodle
Towns none
Families Borejko, Boreyko, Borejka, Borzym, Radzichowski, Radziechowski, Radzikowski

Boreyko is a Polish coat of arms. It was used by several szlachta families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

History[edit]

The symbol of a Swastika was also popular with the nobility. Prior to Christianity, this sign was painted on the shields of knights. According to chronicles, prince Oleg who in the 9th century with his Rus Vikings had captured Constantinople, had nailed his shield to the cities gates, which had a large red Swastika painted on it[citation needed]. The noble house of Boreyko from Ruthenia also had Swastikas as their coat of arms[citation needed]. The family had reached its greatness in the 14-15th centuries and their crest can be seen in many heraldry books produced at that time. The origin of the family is tracked back to the eastern regions of today's Ukraine. During several centuries the Boreyko noble families united against the Tsar Kingdom of Russia.

White swastika painted on Viking shields (historical re-enactment, Bielsko-Biała, Poland)

Blazon[edit]

On silver shield figure at swastika form, which vertical pillar on ends twince broken. Crown over helmet, by Samuel Orgelbrand.

Notable bearers[edit]

Notable bearers of this coat of arms include: Borejko, Boreyko, Boyko, Borejka, Borzym, Radzichowski, Radziechowski.

During the Second World War families by these surnames living in the Polish-Lithuanian regions changed them in order to avoid persecution by the Soviet and/or Nazi authorities.[citation needed]

Alternative surnames : Bouejko, Bolejko, Borym, Radzikowski, etc.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tadeusz Gajl: Herbarz polski od średniowiecza do XX wieku : ponad 4500 herbów szlacheckich 37 tysięcy nazwisk 55 tysięcy rodów. L&L, 2007. ISBN 978-83-60597-10-1.
  • Encyklopedia powszechna Samuela Orgelbranda, 1901