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

Miska Early Origins



The surname Miska 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 Miska 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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Miska Spelling Variations


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Miska 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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Miska Early History


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Miska Early History



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

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Miska Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Miska Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Miska 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 Miska 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:

Miska Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Miska, who landed in America in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Miska (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Miska (post 1700)



  • Walter J. Miska, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1970

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Miska Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Miska Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miska 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 4 November 2015 at 11:26.

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