Hlavac History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hlavac surname is derived from the Polish root word "glowa," which means "head."

Early Origins of the Hlavac family

The surname Hlavac was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. 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.

Important Dates for the Hlavac family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hlavac research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hlavac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hlavac Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hlavacek, Hlavac, Hlovaski, Hlobeczy, Glowacki, Glowaczy, Hlobecki, Hloweczy and many more.

Early Notables of the Hlavac family (pre 1700)

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Hlavac migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hlavac Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Katharina Hlavac who sailed to New Orleans in 1872
  • Anna Hlavac who settled in New York City in 1880
  • Franzca Hlavac who arrived in New York in 1886
  • Vaclav Hlavac who settled in Nebraska in 1892

Contemporary Notables of the name Hlavac (post 1700)

  • Edward Andrew Hlavac, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1998, 2000
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