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The distinguished surname Zajac is of Polish origin, and is derived from the Polish word "zajac," meaning "hare." The name was likely first borne by someone who hunted hare.

Zajac Early Origins



The surname Zajac was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. The surname 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. In their later history the Zajacs became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Zajac Spelling Variations


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Zajac Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zajac, Sajaczek, Zayac, Zajack, Zajaksky, Zajakski, Sajeck, Zejac, Zejazek, Sajak, Sayjack, Sajack and many more.

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Zajac Early History


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Zajac Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zajac research. Another 328 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1464, 1500, 1597, 1600, 1722, 1723, 1791, 1818, and 1826 are included under the topic Early Zajac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zajac Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zajac Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among those of the name Zajac in this period were many members the Zajacek family of Stammsitz, who lived in Poland and Bohemia and owned the principalities of Oppeln, Ratibor, Teschen, and Troppau. Friedrich...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zajac 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:

Zajac Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Zajac, who came to Galveston, Texas in 1854
  • Ludwig Zajac, who was naturalized in Texas in 1865

Zajac Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agatha Zajac, aged 37, who settled in America from Rdrowha, in 1900
  • Andriej Zajac, aged 25, who landed in America from Krasne, Austria, in 1907
  • Anastasia Zajac, aged 18, who settled in America from Ruszow, Austria, in 1909
  • Agniszka Zajac, aged 20, who landed in America from Szczebrusz, Russia, in 1910
  • Adam Zajac, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Lubatow, Galicia, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zajac (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zajac (post 1700)



  • Jack Zajac (b. 1929), American artist
  • Ted Zajac, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 18th District, 1968
  • Rick Zajac, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012
  • Michael Zajac, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • John C. Zajac, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 5th District, 1996; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1998
  • Marek Zajac (b. 1973), Polish football defender
  • Marcin Zajac (b. 1975), Polish football midfielder
  • Jozef Ludwik Zajac (1891-1963), Polish general and pilot
  • Rudolf Zajac (b. 1951), former Minister of Health of Slovakia
  • Jan Zajac (b. 1980), Czech light middleweight boxer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    4. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    8. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1976. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Zajac Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zajac 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 15 January 2016 at 14:28.

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