Kovach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Kovach family
The surname Kovach was first found in East Prussia, where the name Kowalski was a royal house in what was originally Poland but passed through history from Prussia to Czechoslovakia and back to Polish. The name gained a reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society in Silesia. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name originated as an occupational name for a blacksmith.
Important Dates for the Kovach family
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Kovach Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kowalski, Kovak, Kowak, Kowal, Koval, Kovalski, Kovalyov, Kovach, Kovats, Kowalsky, Kovac, Kofax, Kowahl and many more.
Early Notables of the Kovach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kovach family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonia Kowalski, who came from the port of Bremen to New York in 1868; Carl Kowalski, who arrived in Baltimore in 1868; Ernestine Kowalski, who arrived in New York in 1873.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kovach (post 1700)
- Thomas F. Kovach, American politician, Representative from New York 26th District, 1994 
- Michael J. Kovach, American politician, Mayor of Campbell, Ohio, 1951-55 
- Mathew Kovach, American politician, Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1941-53, 1969; Socialist Labor Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 5th Senatorial District, 1961 
- Mary Kovach, American politician, Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953, 1965-69; Socialist Labor Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 6th District, 1961 
- Joseph W. Kovach, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952 
- Joseph E. Kovach, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 
- George J. Kovach, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1946 (Democratic primary), 1948 (Republican primary), 1950 (Republican primary), 1951 (Republican primary), 1952 (Republican primary) 
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