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The name Wozny is an occupational name that would have been assumed by people in the Middle Ages to demonstrate their profession. Interestingly, the name Wozny 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.

Wozny Early Origins



The surname Wozny was first found in Poland.

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Wozny Spelling Variations


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Wozny Spelling Variations



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

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Wozny Early History


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Wozny Early History



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

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Wozny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wozny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wozny 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 or some of its variants were: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wozny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wozny (post 1700)



  • Eugene Wozny, American head coach for the Gonzaga University men's basketball team for the 1944-1945 season
  • Grzegorz Wozny (b. 1946), Polish politician, Member of Sejm (2005-2007)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
    6. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    9. 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).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Wozny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wozny 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 28 July 2015 at 07:17.

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