The German surname Karczmarek is derived from the Old German word "Kretscham," meaning "inn." The name was most likely first borne by an innkeeper.
Early Origins of the Karczmarek family
The surname Karczmarek was 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. The earliest recorded bearer was Henczel Kreczmar, who lived in Jitschin in 1363.
Early History of the Karczmarek family
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Karczmarek Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kartschner, Kartschmer, Kretschmar, Karczmar, Karczmarski, Karczmarek, Kretzschmer, Kretchmann, Kretschmeyer, Kartschmeyer, Kartchmann, Karstener, Creekmore, Kretschmer, Kretzchmar, Cretschemer, Kreczmer and many more.
Early Notables of the Karczmarek family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Karczmarek family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Karczmarek Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Rosalia Karczmarek, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898
Contemporary Notables of the name Karczmarek (post 1700)
- Agata Karczmarek (1963-2016), née Jaroszek, a Polish gymnast and long jumper