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Early Origins of the Kovats family
The surname Kovats 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 Kovats family
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Kovats 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 Kovats family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kovats family to the New World and Oceana
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 Kovats (post 1700)
- István Kováts (1866-1945), Hungarian Lutheran pastor, senior, writer and historian