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

The distinguished surname Blasko is derived from the Czech given name "Blazej," which is itself derived from "Blaise," an old Roman family name which was originally a byname for someone with a speech or gait defect. The name was popular in Europe due to the fame of St. Blaise of Armenia, and became popular under a number of forms as both a surname and a given name during the Middle Ages.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Blazek, Blasko, Blazej, Blasik, Blaszczyk, Blazow, Blasovics, Blaskovec and many more.

First found in Bohemia, where it is thought to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Conrad Blascke, who was living in Kassel, Germany in 1380. The young Blasko family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blasko research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1439, 1599, 1712, 1753, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Blasko History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blasko Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ludmilla Blaskowitz, who came to New York in 1862; Adolf Blazek, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1877; Frank Blazek, who settled in Chicago in 1881; Maria Blazej, who came to New York in 1882.

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  • Stipan Rajić Blasko (1878-1951), Bačka Croat Catholic priest, writer and politician
  • Milan Blasko (b. 1961), from Poprad is a Slovakian ski mountaineer
  • Sarah Elizabeth Blasko (b. 1976), Australian singer-songwriter and musician
  • Bela Ference Denszo Blasko (1882-1956), original name of Bela Lugosi, the Hungarian actor of stage and screen


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The Blasko Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blasko 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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