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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.

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The surname Kwiatek was first found in present day Poland.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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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    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    4. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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.

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