Translated from the Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1902)
by Helen Bienick
Łęcźkowice, in German “Ortsverzeichniss”, is now called Łęźkowice. In 1882 it was called Łesźkowice, and in the schematics of Tarnów diocese issued in 1880 was spelled Łęźkowice. Located in the county of Bochnia, it lies on the left bank of the river Raba, at the point where a small stream called Połom flows into the Raba. In an area where two arms of the Raba converge, a small island existed, covered with a small forest. The main road leading from Zakrzewo to Ksiąźnice passes through the village. When Łęźkowice was just a small settlement, it was the property of Klemens from Ruszcza. According to the historian Długosz, in his book Liber Beneficiorum volume I, page 265, it covered 4½ “łan”  (fields) held by the farmers, measured according to the Franconian system. The village and the estate eventually passed into the hands of a convent in Staniątki, as recorded in the Diplomatic Kodex of Poland III in 1238. The soil on these farms was very fertile.
In the later years, Łęźkowice was annexed to the parish in Chełm; at this time the inhabitants counted 244, of whom 13 resided on one of the large farmsteads. This farmstead covered 107 morgen (mr.) of farms, 14 mr. of meadows and gardens, 17 mr. of pastureland, and 21 mr. of forests. A second farmstead consisted of 186 mr. of farmland, 16 mr. of meadows and gardens, and 32 mr. of pastures. The town’s name, Łęźkowice, is derived from the Polish word “łęg”, which means “moor”, thus the correct spelling should be Łęźkowice. The village borders Targowisko on the north, Ksiąźnice on the south, and Grodkowice on the northwest.
↑  One “łan” or field was equivalent to 23-28 hectare. One hectare equals 2.47 acres. Ed.