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Misek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Misek is likely patronymic in origin, derived from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this case, Misek comes from a short form of Mikusch, which in turn comes from the Slavic personal name Mikolaj. The surname Misek'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 Misek family


The surname Misek 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 Misek in records include Mikusch in Breslau in 1346, Mikusch Schoppe in Niess in 1414, and Niclas Mickisch in Görlitz in 1490.

Early History of the Misek family


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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 Misek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Misek 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 Misek family (pre 1700)


Notables of the period with the surname Misek were Mihály Mikes (d. 1662), Chancellor of Transylvania (1656-1660); Count Mihály Mikes de Zabola (died 1721), a Hungarian landowner and aristocrat in Transylvania...
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Migration of the Misek family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Misek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Josef Misek, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Havel" from Bremen & Southampton [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TN-3P8 : 6 December 2014), Josef Misek, 28 Apr 1892; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anna Misek, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Havel" from Bremen & Southampton [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TN-3PX : 6 December 2014), Anna Misek, 28 Apr 1892; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Misek Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Misek, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z3-R68 : 6 December 2014), Anna Misek, 22 Sep 1920; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Misek (post 1700)


  • Adolf Misek (1875-1955), Czech double bassist and composer of the late romantic era

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TN-3P8 : 6 December 2014), Josef Misek, 28 Apr 1892; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, 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:J6TN-3PX : 6 December 2014), Anna Misek, 28 Apr 1892; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, 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:J6Z3-R68 : 6 December 2014), Anna Misek, 22 Sep 1920; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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