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Zak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Zak family


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.

Early History of the Zak family


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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.

Early Notables of the Zak family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Zak family to the New World and Oceana


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.)

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank J. Zak, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 7th District; Elected 1926 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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