Mashek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mashek family

The surname Mashek was first found in Warsaw, the largest province of Poland, formerly the principality of Mazovia. The Capital is the city of Warwsaw. The main towns are Warsaw, Plock, Wloclawek, Zyrardow, Gostynin, Grojec and Kutno. Warsaw was chosen as the royal residence in the mid 16th century and became focal point of all culture of the Polish peoples. 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 Mashek family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mashek research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1410, 1503, 1505, 1651, 1657, and 1704 are included under the topic Early Mashek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mashek Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mashek, Maszewski, Maszkowski, Maszydki, Mazowiecki, Mazowski, Maszkiewicz, Mushek, Maeschke and many more.

Early Notables of the Mashek family (pre 1700)

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United States Mashek migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mashek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frank Mashek, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1860
  • Anna and Catharina Mashek, who immigrated to New York in 1866
  • Fr. J. Mashek, who arrived in Chicago in 1867
  • Wentzel Mashek, who landed in Arkansas in 1885 [1]
  • Agnes Mashek, who settled in Baltimore in 1893

Contemporary Notables of the name Mashek (post 1700) +

  • Walter Herbert Mashek (b. 1902), American insurance executive


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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