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Where did the Polish Konczak family come from? What is the Polish Konczak family crest and coat of arms? When did the Konczak family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Konczak family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Koncyzc, Koncza, Konczevic, Konjevic, Konczak and others.

First found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. 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. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Konczak research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1299 is included under the topic Early Konczak History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Konczak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Konczak Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Anthony Konczak, who was naturalized in Detroit in 1930

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  • Wieslaw Konczak, Polish wrestler at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Jürgen Konczak, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota


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  2. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
  3. White, Davis, and S. Jeanne. People of Polonia: The 1910 Census ward Two--Baltimore City Maryland, Part1. Baltimore, MD: Historyk Press, 1994. Print.
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  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
  9. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
  10. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
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The Konczak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Konczak 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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