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This name is derived from Zacharias, the name of an Old Testament Prophet, as well as the father of John the Baptist in the New Testament.

Zak Early Origins



The surname Zak was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Zach became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Zak Spelling Variations


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Zak Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zach, Zack, Zak, Zech, Zeck, Zek, Zaech, Zaeck and many more.

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Zak Early History


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Zak Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zak research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1801, 1649 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Zak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zak Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Zak 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:

Zak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agata Zak, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Turbia, Galacia, in 1907
  • Alexander Zak, aged 3, who landed in America from Marzchoova, Russia, in 1907
  • Amiela Zak, aged 17, who landed in America from Kamien, Austria, in 1909
  • Alois Zak, aged 23, who settled in America from Psibram, Austria, in 1911
  • Aniela Zak, aged 16, who settled in America from Suslov, Russia, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zak (post 1700)



  • John C. Zak (b. 1954), American director, producer and film maker
  • Paul J. Zak (b. 1962), American economist known as a proponent of neuroeconomics
  • M. J. Zak, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952
  • Frank J. Zak, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 7th District; Elected 1926
  • Albert J. Zak (1909-1975), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1945-46, 1951-52; Mayor of Hamtramck, Michigan, 1952-63, 1974-75
  • Gershon Zak (1913-1989), Ukraine-born, head of the Sea service which became the Israeli Navy
  • Fyodor L. Zak (b. 1949), Russian mathematician
  • Yakov Izrailevich Zak (1913-1976), Soviet pianist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Zak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zak 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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