Vlach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vlach family

The surname Vlach was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Vlach family

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Vlach Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vlak, Vlake, Vlaken, Vlack, Vlacker, Vlakveld, Vlach, Flach, Flack, Flake, Flachen and many more.

Early Notables of the Vlach family (pre 1700)

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United States Vlach migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vlach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonie Vlach, who settled in Chicago in 1868
  • Frantiska Vlach, who settled in New York in 1879
  • Anton Vlach, who settled in New York, NY in 1883
  • Barbara Vlach, who arrived in New York, NY in 1884
  • Ferdinand Vlach, who arrived in New York, NY in 1885
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Contemporary Notables of the name Vlach (post 1700) +

  • Adolph Vlach, American politician, Independent Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 34th District, 1974 [1]
  • Karel Vlach (1911-1986), Czech dance orchestra conductor and arranger
  • Miroslav Vlach (1935-2001), Czech bronze medalist ice hockey player at the 1964 Winter Olympic

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Vincent J. Vlach Jr., American Yeoman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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