Pawlak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Pawlak is derived from the given name Pavel, which is the Slavic form of the name Paul. Paul was originally derived from the Latin word Paulus, which meant small. The popularity of the given name Paul is a result of the widespread devotion to the apostle St. Paul and also to the frequency of the surname among the Roman pontiffs, six of whom to date have been named Pope Paul. In Eastern Europe, the name was common because of the Russian Tsar Paul I, who was Tsar from 1754 to 1801.


Contemporary Notables of the name Pawlak (post 1700) +

  • Paul Pawlak Jr. (b. 1940), former American football coach
  • Mark Pawlak (b. 1948), American poet and educator of Polish descent
  • Paul Pawlak Sr. (1917-2014), American electrician and politician, member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969 and 1975 to 1979
  • Ray Pawlak, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [1]
  • Lucian J. Pawlak, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996 (alternate), 2000 [1]
  • Zdzislaw I. Pawlak (1926-2006), Polish mathematician and computer scientist, inventor of the negabinary (-2 base) numeral system used in UMC computers
  • Waldemar Pawlak (b. 1959), Polish politician, two-time Prime Minister of Poland
  • Szymon Pawlak (b. 1987), Polish football defender
  • Miroslaw Pawlak (b. 1942), Polish politician
  • Mariusz Pawlak (b. 1972), Polish former professional footballer and manager
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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