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Multiple Origins for the Surname Novak



Novak Early Origins



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.

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Novak Spelling Variations


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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.

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Novak Early History


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Novak Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Novak research. Another 263 words (19 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.

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Novak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Novak Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Novak 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:

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
  • ... (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
  • 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Novak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Novak (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Cathy Novak, American politician, Mayor of Morro Bay, California, 1998
  • B. G. Novak (b. 1887), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 38th District, 1915-18
  • Alexander Novak, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1950
  • Albert J. Novak, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1932
  • Alan Novak, American Republican politician, Pennsylvania Republican State Chair, 2000; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • ... (Another 38 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Novak


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Suggested Readings for the name Novak



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

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Novak Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. 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).
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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