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Subject: linguistics
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: cat1956-ga
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Posted: 04 Dec 2005 12:57 PST
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Question ID: 601337
Where does my last name: NOWAK ,come from? Whet does it mean?
Subject: Re: linguistics
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 04 Dec 2005 13:37 PST
Hi cat1956,

Thank you for your question. Genealogy - NOWAK - Name Meaning & Origin

Definition: New guy in town, from the root now, meaning new. The Nowak
surname was occasionally bestowed on one who converted to Christianity
(a new man). The Nowak surname is among the most common in Poland and
is also very common in other Slavic countries, especially the Czech
Republic (where it is spelled NOVAK).

Surname Origin: Polish, Czech 

Alternate Surname Spellings: NOVAK, NOWAKI, NOWAKOWO, NOWAKOWSKI 


What does the Nowak name mean? 

Last Name: Nowak 
Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a newcomer to a
district or someone new to a profession or occupation, from a
derivative of Polish nowy ?new?. This is an extremely common Polish
[see U.S. map of Nowak Families]


Nowak From Wikipedia

"Nowak (feminine: Nowak/Nowakowa, plural Nowakowie) is the most
popular surname in Poland (203,506 people). In some English-speaking
countries (especially the United States, this name may be spelt

[scroll to Famous people: Nowak]


List of Polish surnames From Wikipedia

List of Polish surnames From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"Polish surnames are known from the Middle Ages, but only 200 years
ago did the inherited surnames become compulsory. The most popular
Polish names Nowak, Nowakowski, Nowacki and Nowicki are variants
meaning a new man,"


nowak Coat of Arms Family Crest


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