Posted by: Bozena Kraj | June 4, 2010

Other legends about Kielce

Hello again. I like history and old legends. Various other legends exist to explain the name’s origin. One states that the town was named after its founder who belonged to the noble family of Kiełcz, while another claims that it stems from the Kelts who may have lived in the area in previous centuries. Other theories connect the town’s name to occupational names relating to mud huts, iron tips for arrows and spears, or the production of tar (pkielce, a settlement of tar makers). The earliest extant document referring to the settlement by the name of Kielce dates to 1213.

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