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Kowalik Early Origins



The surname Kowalik 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.

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Kowalik Spelling Variations


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Kowalik 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.

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Kowalik Early History


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Kowalik Early History



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

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Kowalik Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kowalik Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kowalik Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kowalik (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kowalik (post 1700)



  • Lon W. Kowalik, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1948
  • Trent Matthias Kowalik (b. 1995), American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his role as "Billy" in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical
  • John F. Kowalik Sr. (1910-1978), American college and professional football player who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1934
  • Fabian Lorenz Kowalik (1908-1954), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1932 to 1936
  • Marlena Kowalik (b. 1984), Polish-German football midfielder, Member of the Polish national team (2009-)
  • Miroslaw Kowalik, Polish motorcycle speedway rider
  • Jiri Kowalík (b. 1977), retired Czech footballer
  • Janusz "John" Kowalik (b. 1944), Polish football striker

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Kowalik Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kowalik 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 15:58.

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