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The name Wozniak is an occupational name that would have been assumed by people in the Middle Ages to demonstrate their profession. Interestingly, the name Wozniak arose from several different sources, referring to different occupations. The root of this name could have been the Polish word "wozic," meaning to "carry;" "woznica," denoted a driver, or coachman of horses. Another possibility is a root of "wozny," meaning "baliff," or other government official.

Wozniak Early Origins



The surname Wozniak was first found in Poland.

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Wozniak Spelling Variations


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Wozniak Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wozniack, Wozniak, Wozniakiewicz, Woznia and many more.

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Wozniak Early History


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Wozniak Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wozniak research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1584, 1640, 1669, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Wozniak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wozniak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wozniak Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wozniak 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:

Wozniak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Wozniak, who came to New York, NY in 1873
  • Anastasia Wozniak, who was on record in Baltimore in 1874
  • Maria Wozniak, who settled in Baltimore in 1876
  • Michael Wozniak, age 22, who arrived in Baltimore in 1893
  • Wojeick Wozniak, age 16, who arrived Baltimore in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wozniak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Wozniak, who landed in Alabama in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wozniak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wozniak (post 1700)



  • Dagmara Wozniak (b. 1988), Polish-born American gold and three-time bronze medalist sabre fencer
  • John N. Wozniak (b. 1956), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania Senate (1997-)
  • Steve Gary Wozniak (b. 1950), nicknamed "Woz", American computer engineer and the co-founder of Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.), with Steve Jobs; his inventions and machines are credited with contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s
  • John Edward Wozniak (b. 1921), American professional (NFL) football player former
  • Pawel Wozniak (b. 1969), Polish hurler at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Paulina Wozniak (b. 1992), Polish silver medalist swimmer at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
  • Arkadiusz Wozniak (b. 1990), Polish footballer
  • Piotr Wozniak (b. 1956), Polish politician, member of the Sejm (2005-)
  • Aleksandra Wozniak (b. 1987), Canadian professional tennis player
  • Matt Wozniak (b. 1983), Canadian curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
    5. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    6. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    10. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    11. ...

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