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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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kowalski, Kovak, Kowak, Kowal, Koval, Kovalski, Kovalyov, Kovach, Kovats, Kowalsky, Kovac, Kofax, Kowahl and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kovarik research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kovarik History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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

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  • Kristina Kovarik, American politician, Mayor of Gurnee, Illinois, 2005-


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  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Kovarik Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kovarik 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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