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Where did the Polish Czarniak family come from? What is the Polish Czarniak family crest and coat of arms? When did the Czarniak family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Czarniak family history?The Czarniak surname is derived from the Polish word "czarny," which means "black." The name was likely originally a nickname for someone with black hair, or perhaps a dark complexion. Alternatively, Czarniak may be have been derived from one of several place names in Poland: there are two rivers in Poland called Czarna, and numerous towns called Czarne.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Czarnecki, Czarniak and others.
First found in Cracow a province of Poland which lies centrally, bounded by Kielce, Lublin, Silesia and Lwow The capital city is Cracow, said to be the intellectual center of Poland. The region is composed of Poles and Gorale (Highlanders) who speak their own dialect and wear picturesque costumes. The chief towns of the province are Cracow, Tarnow, and Nowy Sacz. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Some were a part of the Polish Clan Debno. The first record was in 1482 when Adam Debno Tymkowicz Czajkowic was the major leader of both the clan and the area.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Czarniak research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1648, 1802, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Czarniak History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 42 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Czarniak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michal Czarnecki, who was on record in New York in 1834; Albr. Czarnecki, who went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the port of Hamburg in 1851; Androw Czarnecki, who came to Pennsylvania in 1871.
The Czarniak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Czarniak Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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