Czarnecki History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Czarnecki surname is derived from the Polish word "czarny," which means "black." The name was likely originally a nickname for someone with black hair, or perhaps a dark complexion. Alternatively, Czarnecki may be have been derived from one of several place names in Poland: there are two rivers in Poland called Czarna, and numerous towns called Czarne.

Early Origins of the Czarnecki family

The surname Czarnecki 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. Some were a part of the Polish Clan Debno. The first record was in 1482 when Adam Debno Tymkowicz Czajkowic was the major leader of both the clan and the area.

Early History of the Czarnecki family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Czarnecki research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1648, 1802, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Czarnecki History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Czarnecki Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Czarnecki, Czarniak and others.

Early Notables of the Czarnecki family (pre 1700)

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United States Czarnecki migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Czarnecki Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrsy Czarnecki, aged 20, who immigrated to America, in 1892
  • Ant. Czarnecki, aged 36, who landed in America from Plock, Russia, in 1893
Czarnecki Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antoni Czarnecki, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Jastrezebna, Russia, in 1909
  • Alexander Czarnecki, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Warschau, Russia, in 1909
  • Adam Czarnecki, aged 18, who landed in America from Londek, Russia, in 1910
  • Bernard Czarnecki, aged 42, who settled in America from Nastawie, Austria, in 1910
  • Adolf Czarnecki, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Kikol, Russia, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Czarnecki (post 1700) +

  • Jim Czarnecki, American film producer
  • Walter Czarnecki (1914-1979), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1950-64; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964 [1]
  • Katherine Czarnecki (1911-2001), American Republican politician, Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961 [1]
  • John Czarnecki, American politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1983-87 [1]
  • Harry Czarnecki, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 1st Senatorial District, 1961 [1]
  • Anthony Czarnecki, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1932 [1]
  • Tadeusz Czarnecki (b. 1960), Polish visual artist
  • Krzysztof Czarnecki (b. 1957), Polish politician
  • Andrzej Czarnecki, Professor of Physics at the University of Alberta, Canada

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Anthony F. Czarnecki, American Machinist's Mate First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [2]
  • Mr. Stanley Czarnecki, American Fireman First Class from Michigan, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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