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Where did the Polish Kwiatek family come from? What is the Polish Kwiatek family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kwiatek family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kwiatek family history?

The surname Kwiatek is derived from Polish word "kwiat," which means "flower." In some instances this name is of local origin deriving from a place who name incorporated "kwiat," in other instances the name may have been used occupationally for someone who in some way worked with flowers.


Spelling variations of this family name include: kwiatek, Kwiat, Kwiatkowski,Kwiatosinski, Kwietnieski, Kviatkovsky and many more.

First found in present day Poland.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kwiatek research. Another 65 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1782, 1791 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Kwiatek History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Kwiatek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharina Kwiatkanska, who arrived at Baltimore in 1893; John Kwiat-Koski, who came to Pennsylvania in 1871; Joseph Kwiatkoski, who was naturalized in Texas in 1918.


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  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Kwiatek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kwiatek 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 14 March 2014 at 11:11.

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