The distinguished Czech surname Tomek is derived from the personal name
"Tomasz" and means "son of Tomasz." The personal name is the Slavic form of the English "Thomas."
Early Origins of the Tomek family
The surname Tomek was first found in Bohemia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The personal name
"Thomas" and its many variations were common throughout Europe during the Middle Ages; therefore, it is likely that several branches of the surname Tomek emerged independently in several areas of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia
, and Poland under a number of different forms. The earliest known family of this name was the Tomicki family of Galizia, first recorded in Posen in 1460. The young branches of the Tomek family were instrumental during this early period, playing major roles in the development of the medieval society of their various regions.
Early History of the Tomek family
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Tomek Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tomek, Toman, Tuma, Tomas, Tomes, Toms, Tomicki, Tomasz, Tomala, Tomsu, Thomassich and many more.
Early Notables of the Tomek family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tomek family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tomek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ida Tomek, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1866
- Ferdinand Tomek, who arrived in Baltimore in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name Tomek (post 1700)
- Wenzel A. Tomek (b. 1869), American Democrat politician,Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Manitowoc County 2nd District, 1938 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Hans Tomek (b. 1910), prominent engineer
- Ernst Tomek (b. 1879), Austrian theologian