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.
Early Origins of the Miska family
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.
Early History of the Miska family
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.
Miska 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 Miska family (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.
Migration of the Miska family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html