The Kucharczyk surname is derived from the Polish word "kucharz," which was derived from the occupational
name which meant "cook."
Early Origins of the Kucharczyk family
The surname Kucharczyk 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.
Early History of the Kucharczyk family
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Kucharczyk Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kucharski, Kukarski, Kuekzkowski, Kuezuk, Kurcewski and many more.
Early Notables of the Kucharczyk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kucharczyk family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Kucharski who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1890; Konstantin Kucharski who arrived in New York City in 1912 on the "SS President Lincoln".
Contemporary Notables of the name Kucharczyk (post 1700)
- Antoni Kucharczyk (1874-1944), Polish poet
- Karolina Kucharczyk (b. 1991), Polish Paralympic athlete
- Krzysztof Kucharczyk (b. 1957), Polish sport shooter at the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics
- Michal Kucharczyk (b. 1991), Polish footballer
- Radim Kucharczyk (b. 1979), Czech professional ice hockey player