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Where did the German Jonac family come from? What is the German Jonac family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jonac family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jonac family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Frewaldt, Freywald, Freywaldt, Frewald, Vrywald, Vrywaldt, Vreywald, Vreywaldt, Friewald, Friewaldt, Freiwald, Freiwaldt, Freyenwald, Freyenwaldt, Fraywald, Fraywaldt, Jonak, Jonac, Jonec and many more.

First found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jonac research. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1792 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Jonac History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Jonac Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: August Freiwald, who came to Ottawa in 1860; and Josef Jonak, who came to New York, NY in 1894.

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  8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Jonac Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jonac 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.

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