Hajduk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hajduk is derived ultimately from the Hungarian word "hajto," which meant "drover" (a herder of cattle). In Poland, the term was used for the armed retainer of a nobleman, or a Hungarian foot soldier.

Early Origins of the Hajduk family

The surname Hajduk was first found in Galicia which lies in southern Poland on the northern slopes of the Carpathians. It was overrun by Monguls in 1223. The region is composed of Polish and Ukrainian natives, the latter being to the east. The Ruthenian nobles adopted the Catholic faith and the Polish tongue. 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.

Early History of the Hajduk family

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Hajduk Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hejduk, Hejdel, Hejdukiewicz, Hajduk and others.

Early Notables of the Hajduk family (pre 1700)

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United States Hajduk migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hajduk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Hajduk who arrived in New York City in 1884 at the age of 18

Contemporary Notables of the name Hajduk (post 1700) +

  • Cassimer Hajduk, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1934 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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