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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.

Mika Early Origins



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.

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Mika Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mika Early History


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Mika Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mika research. Another 123 words (9 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.

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Mika Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mika Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frederick Mick, John Mick, and Henry Mick, who, along with their families, stopped in England in 1709 en route to America, and Michael and his wife Anna Johanna Kuhn Micksch, who were members of a Moravian church in Philadelphia in 1742. Johan Nickel Mick settled in Philadelphia in 1754. Anna Maria, Catharina, Johan Caspar, and Friedrich Mick settled in Colonial Georgia between 1733 and 1783. August Micksch immigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1851. Anna Mick landed in New York in 1852.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Mika Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mika 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 November 2013 at 13:49.

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