Our origins are located in the Niewino villages,  near  Bielsk Podlaski (Podlasie) in the 15th century. According to local historians and 19th century genealogists, the Książyk are members from the  Niwiński family, a branch of the Paprzyca knights who settled  in the area of Wyszki. The Paprzyca are a prominent family from the Kuszaba Clan.   Along with other Paprzyca relatives, the Książyk were allowed to use the coat-of-arms of the clan. From our researches, the first recorded  Książyk was Andrzej, Chamberlain of King Alexander Jagello from 1503 to 1505. In 1569, Stanisław Książyk swore allegiance to the Polish King   Sygmunt August II.

Later, Książyk people settled near Poznan in the  area of   Śrem, near Kalisz.  In 1752, one of them was granted the privileges (przywilej na sołectwo) over the village of Turek. Today, the largest group of Książyk families (about 74 people) is still living in this same area of the Greater Poland Province (Wielkopolskie).




Our name Książyk is mentioned in a series of reference genealogy books. For more information read:

"Książyk in Herbarz - All references on one page"