Michalak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Michalak Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: michalik and others.

Michalak Ranking

In the United States, the name Michalak is the 8,269th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Michalak is ranked the 3,682nd most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Michalak (post 1700) +

  • Gary Michalak, American politician, Mayor of Dunkirk, New York, 1980-81

  • Anton Michalak (1913-1941), German Obermaschinist who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

The Michalak Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Durch Thatkraft Und Ausdauer
Motto Translation: That strength and endurance through

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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