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The Kuchar surname is derived from the Polish word "kucharz," which was derived from the occupational name which meant "cook."

Kuchar Early Origins



The surname Kuchar was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Kuchar Spelling Variations


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Kuchar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kucharski, Kukarski, Kuekzkowski, Kuezuk, Kurcewski and many more.

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Kuchar Early History


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Kuchar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kuchar research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1452, 1500, 1620, 1648, and 1697 are included under the topic Early Kuchar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kuchar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kuchar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kuchar 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 were:

Kuchar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bohumil Kuchar, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuchar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuchar (post 1700)



  • Mike Kuchar (b. 1942), American underground filmmaker and actor
  • George Kuchar (b. 1942), American film director
  • Matthew Gregory Kuchar (b. 1978), American professional golfer
  • Tomasz "Józef" Kuchar (b. 1976), Polish, rally driver
  • Tadeusz Kuchar (1891-1966), Polish athlete, soccer player, swimmer, ice-skater, skier and sports official
  • Wacław Michał Kuchar (1897-1981), Polish sports champion, Olympian, and multiple soccer, track and field and ice skating champion of the country
  • Dennis Lawrence Kuchar (b. 1956), cardiologist based in Sydney, Australia

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Kuchar Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    9. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Kuchar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kuchar 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 28 January 2014 at 17:02.

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