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The surname Czajka was first found in Cracow a province of Poland which lies centrally, bounded by Kielce, Lublin, Silesia and Lwow The capital city is Cracow, said to be the intellectual center of Poland. The region is composed of Poles and Gorale (Highlanders) who speak their own dialect and wear picturesque costumes. The chief towns of the province are Cracow, Tarnow, and Nowy Sacz. 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. They were a part of the major Clan Debno and the first record was in 1482 when Adam Debno Tymkowicz Czajkowic was the major leader of both the clan and the area. The major clan Debno goes back to 1243.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Czajkowski, Debno, Czaykowski, Czaykowski and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Czajka research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1757 is included under the topic Early Czajka History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Czajka Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Antonina Czajka, and her two daughters, who arrived in New York aboard the "S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam" on April 29, 1912

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  • Eugeniusz Czajka (1927-2011), Polish field hockey player


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