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Origins Available: German, Polish
Where did the German Kovitch family come from? What is the German Kovitch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kovitch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kovitch family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kowalski, Kovak, Kowak, Kowal, Koval, Kovalski, Kovalyov, Kovach, Kovats, Kowalsky, Kovac, Kofax, Kowahl and many more.
First found in East Prussia, where the name Kowalski was a royal house in what was originally Poland but passed through history from Prussia to Czechoslovakia and back to Polish. The name gained a reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society in Silesia. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name originated as an occupational name for a blacksmith.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kovitch research. Another 224 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kovitch History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kovitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonia Kowalski, who came from the port of Bremen to New York in 1868; Carl Kowalski, who arrived in Baltimore in 1868; Ernestine Kowalski, who arrived in New York in 1873.
The Kovitch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kovitch 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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