Mika History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Mika is likely patronymic in origin, derived from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this case, Mika comes from a short form of Mikusch, which in turn comes from the Slavic personal name Mikolaj. The surname Mika's association with western Germany and the lands that were once Silesia and Lusatia, now part of Poland, explains it Slavic origin.

Early Origins of the Mika family

The surname Mika was first found in Silesia, Lusatia, and Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Early mentions of the name Mika in records include Mikusch in Breslau in 1346, Mikusch Schoppe in Niess in 1414, and Niclas Mickisch in Görlitz in 1490.

Important Dates for the Mika family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mika research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1656, 1660, 1721, 1690, 1761, 1707, 1717 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Mika History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mika Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Micksch, Micka, Micke, Mick, Mix, Mickusch, Mickan, Mickat, Mika, Mikulas, Mukula, Mikes, Mikulasek, Micka, Miska, Misek and many more.

Early Notables of the Mika family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Mika were Mihály Mikes (d. 1662), Chancellor of Transylvania (1656-1660); Count Mihály Mikes de Zabola (died 1721), a Hungarian landowner and aristocrat in Transylvania...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mika Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mika migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mika Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Josefa Mika, aged 47, originally from Rzezow, Poland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [1]
  • Anton Mika, aged 50, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton via Cherbourg [2]
  • Teresia Mika, aged 20, originally from Sobrance, Slovakia, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Finland" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mika (post 1700)

  • Dylan Gabriel Mika (1972-2018), New Zealand-born rugby union player
  • Constantine Mika (b. 1989), New Zealand professional rugby league footballer
  • Michael Alafatu N. Mika (b. 1968), Samoan former rugby union player
  • Bradley Moni Mika (b. 1981), New Zealand rugby union player
  • Mika Waltari (1908-1979), Finnish novelist

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DD-8P1 : 6 December 2014), Josefa Mika, 12 Jul 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FC-HJC : 6 December 2014), Anton Mika, 28 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton via Cherbourg, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66H-5JH : 6 December 2014), Teresia Mika, 30 Oct 1920; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Finland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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