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Zelenak Early Origins



The surname Zelenak was first found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Zelenak Spelling Variations


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Zelenak Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zeleznik, Zelenski, Zelenka, Zelenys, Zelewski, Zelislawski, Zeleznicki, Zeleznicky, Zelinski, Zelslawski, Zelznik, Czelsnik, Celznik, Selznik and many more.

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Zelenak Early History


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Zelenak Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zelenak research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1673 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Zelenak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zelenak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zelenak Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Zelenak 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: Barbara Zelinka, who came to New Orleans in 1852; Andreas Zelenka, who arrived in Baltimore in 1876; Antonio Zelenka, who came to Baltimore in 1878; Martin Zelewski, who settled in Baltimore in 1881.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zelenak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zelenak (post 1700)



  • Edward Zelenak, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972

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Zelenak Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Zelenak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zelenak 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 10 December 2015 at 10:27.

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