Mihelich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Mihelich surname is derived from the given name Mihal, which is the Ukrainian form of Michael. The personal name Michael derives from the Hebrew Mika'el composed of "mi" meaning "who," "ke," meaning "like," and "El," a shortened form for "Eloin," meaning "God," with the whole meaning of "who is (powerful) like God?" The popularity of the name Michael was due to the devotion to the various saints bearing this name, particularly for the archangel Michael, who was head of the angels faithful to God and victor against Satan.
Mihelich Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mihail, Mihailo, Mihailovich, Mihai, Mihailashov, Mihailevich, Mihailenko, Mihailiuk, Mihailuk, Mikhal, Mihailynko, Mihailyak, Mihailko, Mihailkovick, Mihailovsky, Mihaileyko, Mihailenich, Mihailets, Mihailetsky, Mihailick, Mihailina, Mihailiniuk, Mihel, Mikhalyshyn, Michaluk, Michalchuk, Michailouk, Michayluk and many more.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mihelich (post 1700)
- William A. Mihelich (d. 1984), American politician, Mayor of East Detroit, Michigan, 1978-84 
- Joseph E. Mihelich, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1958; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960 
- John L. Mihelich, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956 
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html