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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.

Dudiak Early Origins



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.

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Dudiak Spelling Variations


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Dudiak Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Duda, Dudda, Duddek, Dudek, Dudka, Dudy, Dudas, Duden and many more.

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Dudiak Early History


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Dudiak Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dudiak research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1706, 1801, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Dudiak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dudiak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dudiak Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dudiak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dudiak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dudiak (post 1700)



  • Stephen Dudiak, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    9. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Dudiak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dudiak 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 10:16.

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