Novotny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Novotny is a nickname surname, formed from the Czech "novy," which means 'new'. The name was generally used for a "newcomer to a particular region" or "newly settled neighbor" or "a newcomer to the village." Ironically it was also used for a maker of new shoes (not for a repairer of shoes). Novak is the most popular Czech name; and Novotny is the third most common. As the name translates as "newman' some people have Anglicized their name accordingly. The feminine form of the name is Nováková.

Early Origins of the Novotny family

The surname Novotny was first found in Bohemia and Moravia.

Novotny Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Novak, Novack, Novac, Nowak, Novacek, Novotny, Novy, Novik and many more.

Early Notables of the Novotny family (pre 1700)

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Novotny Ranking

In the United States, the name Novotny is the 4,747th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Novotny migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Novotny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Victor Novotny, who landed in Ohio in 1891 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Novotny (post 1700) +

  • Geeta Novotny, American mezzo-soprano, actor, published writer and columnist
  • Nancy Novotny, radio personality and an American voice actress
  • George P. Novotny, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 9 aerial victories
  • Ray Novotny, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1933-35 [3]
  • Joseph F. Novotny, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960 [3]
  • Clarence J. Novotny, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1940, 1948 [3]
  • A. M. Novotny, American politician, Mayor of Mt. Vernon, Washington, 1954-57 [3]
  • Antonín Novotny (1827-1871), Czech chess composer and lawyer
  • Jan Novotny (1929-2005), Czech glass artist, painter and art teacher
  • Jan Novotny (b. 1982), professional Czech football player
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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