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Where did the German Sedlak family come from? What is the German Sedlak family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sedlak family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sedlak family history?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.
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 Sedlak family was instrumental during this early period, contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.
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.
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sedlak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sedlak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Sedlak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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.
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