Novak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Novak family

The surname Novak was first found in East Prussia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. They would eventually become Barons in Silesia with their main seat being at Fridland.

Early History of the Novak family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Novak research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1771 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Novak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Novak Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Novak, Nowak, Novack, Nowack, Novek, Noveck, Novotny, Novy, Nowey, Nowy, Nowacki, Nowik, Naujock, Naucke, Novik, Nowik, Nowick, Novicki, Nowag, Nowakowski, Nowinski and many more.

Early Notables of the Novak family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Novak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Novak migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Novak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jon Novak, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Kuzma Novak, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865 [1]
  • Johann Novak, age 24, who arrived on a ship in Baltimore in 1874
  • Franz Novak, who was on a list of passengers, who arrived in New York in 1882
  • Adolf Novak, who arrived in New York in 1886
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Novak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Novak, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1901 [1]
  • Adam Novak, aged 0, who immigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Agnes Novak, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Kissaros, Hungary, in 1907
  • Agnes Novak, aged 27, who landed in America from Bremen, Germany, in 1908
  • Adam Novak, aged 25, who landed in America from Lofalu, Hungary, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Novak (post 1700) +

  • Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (b. 1933), American actress best known for her performance in the 1958 film Vertigo, awarded two Golden Globe Awards, an Honorary Golden Bear Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Michael D. Novak (1915-1978), American basketball player who played in the NBL, BAA, and NBA
  • Lawrence R. "Larry" Novak (b. 1933), American jazz pianist
  • Eva Barbara Novak (1898-1988), American film actress
  • Jane Novak (1896-1990), American silent film actress
  • Steve Novak (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Marvin R. Novak, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Charles M. Novak, American Democrat politician, Candidate for University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1935 [2]
  • Cathy Novak, American politician, Mayor of Morro Bay, California, 1998 [2]
  • B. G. Novak (b. 1887), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 38th District, 1915-18 [2]
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Novak +

  • 849 The Family of Vaclav Sobotka and Ann Novak in America by Margie Sobotka.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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