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The distinguished surname Sedlak 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.

Sedlak Early Origins



The surname Sedlak was 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 Sedlak family was instrumental during this early period, contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.

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Sedlak Spelling Variations


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Sedlak Spelling Variations



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

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Sedlak Early History


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Sedlak Early History



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

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Sedlak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sedlak Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sedlak 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:

Sedlak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matej Sedlak, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Vojtech Sedlak, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • John Sedlak, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Sedlak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Josep Sedlak, who landed in Alabama in 1925

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sedlak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sedlak (post 1700)



  • Anthony L. Sedlak, Canadian chef
  • Pavol Sedlak (b. 1979), Slovak footballer
  • Wlodzimierz Sedlak (1911-1993), Polish priest, professor at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • Borek Sedlak (b. 1981), Czech ski jumper

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Sedlak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sedlak 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 5 March 2014 at 10:25.

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