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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.

Misek Early Origins



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.

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Misek Spelling Variations


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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.

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Misek Early History


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Misek Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Misek 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 Misek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Misek Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Misek Early Notables (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...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Misek 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 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.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Misek (post 1700)


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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


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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.).

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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The Misek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Misek 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.

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