Koval History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Koval family

The surname Koval was 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.

Early History of the Koval family

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Koval Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kowalski, Kovak, Kowak, Kowal, Koval, Kovalski, Kovalyov, Kovach, Kovats, Kowalsky, Kovac, Kofax, Kowahl and many more.

Early Notables of the Koval family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Koval family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Koval (post 1700)

  • Peter Kovál, American professional photographer and artist
  • Robin Koval (b. 1955), American New York Times best-selling author and CEO and president of Truth Initiative
  • George Abramovich Koval (1913-2006), American spy who acted as a Soviet intelligence officer for the Soviet atomic bomb project
  • Gary M. Koval, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1998 [1]
  • Vitali Nikolayevich Koval (b. 1980), Belarusian professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Vladimir Koval (b. 1975), Ukrainian former footballer who
  • Viktoriya Oleksandrivna Koval (b. 1985), Ukrainian archer at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Maksym Anatoliyovych Koval (b. 1992), Ukrainian football goalkeeper from Zaporizhya, Ukraine
  • Carl A Koval, professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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