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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.

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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.

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


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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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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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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
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  • 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



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. 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).
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    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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