Kovarik History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kovarik family

The surname Kovarik 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.

Early History of the Kovarik family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kovarik research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kovarik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kovarik 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 Kovarik family (pre 1700)

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United States Kovarik migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kovarik Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Kovarik, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kovarik (post 1700) +

  • Kristina Kovarik, American politician, Mayor of Gurnee, Illinois, 2005- [2]
  • Izidor Kovárik, Slovakian fighter pilot and flying ace in the Slovak Air Force, during World War II, credited with 28 aerial victories


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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