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


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.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Novakovich research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1771 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Novakovich History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Novakovich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Novakovich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jovan Novakovich, who arrived in Nevada in 1850-1873


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