The House of Naryshkin (Russian: Нарышкины) is a noble Moscow boyar family of Crimean Tatar descent, going back to a certain Mordko Kurbat Naryshko, a Crimean Tatar, who moved to Moscow in the 15th century. It became allied to the ruling house in 1671 when the great beauty Natalya Naryshkina (daughter of Kirill Poluektovich Naryshkin) married Alexis of Russia, later becoming the mother of Peter the Great. The Naryshkin family was persecuted under the regency of Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, but were then highly favoured by Peter and his descendants and played a major part in Russian life.
During the Streltsy uprising, soldiers of the Streltsy staged a revolt against the Naryshkin family (the relatives of Peter’s mother, who had assumed actual power). Their uprising was crushed and their unit were forcibly disbanded by the Tsar, with hundreds of them executed or deported.
Family coat of arms
Lev Kirillovich Naryshkin
Aleksandr Naryshkin by Augustin-Christian Ritt
Silhouette of Maria Lvovna Naryshkina
Silhouette of Anna Lvovna Naryshkina
Zinaida Ivanovna Naryshkina by Christina Robertson
Vix and Prince Naryschkin in 1917
Alexandra Dmitrievna Naryshkina with son Alexander