Wach Surname History

Early Origins of the Wach family

The surname Wach was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Wach family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wach research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1450 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Wach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wach Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wach, Wachoski, Wahowicz, Wachowski, Waczkowski, Waczewski and many more.

Early Notables of the Wach family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wach migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Wach, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wach (post 1700) +

  • Joachim Ernst Adolphe Felix Wach (1898-1955), German religious scholar
  • Karl Wilhelm Wach (1787-1845), also known as Carl Wilhelm or Wilhelm Wach, a German painter and professor, appointed a member of Berlin University of the Arts (1820)
  • Ryszard Wach (b. 1946), Polish modern pentathlete at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Andrzej Wach, Polish businessman, President of Polskie Koleje Panstwowe S.A. (2004-)
  • Mariusz Wach (b. 1979), Polish professional boxer and world heavyweight title challenger


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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