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The distinguished surname Sedlaczek is derived from the Czech word "sedlak," meaning "farmer." It is likely that this name was introduced into Germany by the Slav-speaking population known as the Wends or the Sorbs, who lived in the regions of Silesia, Bohemia, and Prussia.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sedlaczek, Sedlacek, Sedlak, Sedlaczeck and many more.

First found in Bohemia, where it is likely that the name first emerged. It was probably initially borne by a peasant or farmer living in this region. The young Sedlaczek family was instrumental during this early period, contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sedlaczek research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1789, 1793, 1818, 1845, 1853, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Sedlaczek History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sedlaczek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharine Sedlak, who arrived in New Orleans in 1852; Anna Sedlacek, who settled in Chicago in 1865; Wenzel Sedlaczek, who immigrated to New York with his daughter Marie in 1870.

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