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Where did the Ukrainian Novak family come from? What is the Ukrainian Novak family crest and coat of arms? When did the Novak family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Novak family history?


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
  • Kuzma Novak, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865
  • 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

Novak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Novak, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1901
  • Adam Novak, aged 0, who emigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Agnes Novak, aged 28, who emigrated 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


  • 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
  • Marilyn Novak (b. 1933), original name of Kim Novak, the American actress best known for her performance in the 1958 film Vertigo
  • Gabi Novak (b. 1936), Croatian pop singer
  • Grga Novak (1888-1978), Croatian historian, archaeologist and geographer
  • Filip Novák (b. 1982), Czech professional ice hockey player
  • Jan Novák (1921-1984), Czech composer of classical music



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

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The Novak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Novak 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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