Leliwa coat of arms

"Leliwa" redirects here. For the village, see Leliwa, Łódź Voivodeship.
Battle cry Leliwa
Alternative names Leliwa, Leliwczyk, Leliwita
Earliest mention 1324 (seal), 1399 (record)
Cities Dubno, Kalush, Mińsk Mazowiecki, Sieniawa, Stryków, Tarnopol, Tarnobrzeg, Tarnów, Trembowla, Przeworsk
Gminas Gmina Krzywcza

Leliwa is a Polish coat of arms. It was used by several hundred szlachta families during the existence of the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and remains in use today by many of the descendants of these families. There are several forms of the arms, all of which bear the name, Leliwa, but which may be distinguished as variations of the same arms by the addition of a Roman numeral.


Original coat of arms of Leliwa, otherwise referred to as Leliwa I include Azure Shield (in Polish heraldry, this tincture is always sky blue), a crescent or, surmounted by a mullet of six points of the second, a Polish nobleman's helm, Crest out of a Polish nobleman's coronet, a fan of seven peacock's feathers proper, charged with the elements of the shield. Azure Mantling and or Motto Leliwa, signifying the battle cry, 'to the Liwa', of these proclamatio-arms.

Notable bearers and others

Bearers mostly resisded in the regions Kraków, Poznań and Sandomierz[1] of Poland, Wolyn and Podolia of Ukraine.

Families: Tarnowski family, Sieniawski family, Morsztyn family, Hlebowicz family, Czapski family, Tyszkiewicz family, Średziński families (Śrzedziński, Srzedziński, Sredziński)

Notable bearers of this coat of arms include: Krzysztof Monwid Dorohstajski, Rafał Jarosławski, Jan Andrzej Morsztyn, Adam Sieniawski, Adam Mikołaj Sieniawski, Mikołaj Sieniawski, Mikołaj Hieronim Sieniawski, Konstanty Słotwinski, Jędrzej Śniadecki, Jan Tarnowski, Jan z Tarnowa, Ludwik Tyszkiewicz, Ludwik Skumin Tyszkiewicz, Jan Janowicz Zabrzeziński, Jan Jurejewicz Zabrzeziński, Juliusz Słowacki, Witold Pilecki, Andrzej Bobola, Józef Czapski, Agenor Romuald Gołuchowski, Emeryk Hutten-Czapski, Spytek I Jarosławski, Jan Chrucki, Henryk Dobrzański, Kazimierz Antoni Wodzicki

There are also: Lipka Tatar families of Aksan, Aksanow, Adamowicz, Abramowicz, Musicz, Illasiewicz and Smolski. Zaporozhian Cossack families of Hłasko (Hlaska). Hungarian families of Urak and Czobor. Circassian families of Szymkowicz and Temruk. French families of de Virion and de Spiner. German, Prussian families of Morstyn, Beyer, Brandt, Bolte, Przywidzki, Damerau, Kappel, Lipen. Flemish family of Bremer and Dutch/Netherlands families of De Kunder/Kunter/Kunther. Moldavian family Brăescu.


Drawings of Leliwa during the ages


Standard variations

Standard variations from ennoblements

Standard variations (considered as Leliwa variations only by single heraldists)

Aristocratic variations

Families from Kashubia

See also



  1. Nazwy oboczne, zawołania i występowanie za: Alfred Znamierowski: Herbarz rodowy. Warszawa: Świat Książki, 2004, s. 125-126. ISBN 83-7391-166-9.
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