The origins of the surname Dudiak can be traced to Poland. The name is derived from the Slavic word "duda," meaning "street musician." It is likely that the original bearer of this surname was a wandering minstrel, perhaps traveling through Poland.
Early Origins of the Dudiak family
The surname Dudiak was first found in East Prussia
, near the border between Germany
and Poland, where it is likely that the initial bearer of the name originally resided.
Early History of the Dudiak family
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Dudiak Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Duda, Dudda, Duddek, Dudek, Dudka, Dudy, Dudas, Duden and many more.
Early Notables of the Dudiak family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dudiak family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Duda, who came to New Orleans in 1854; Eva Duda, who arrived in Baltimore in 1888; and Joseph Dudda, who was naturalized in New York in 1894.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dudiak (post 1700)
- Stephen Dudiak, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html