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About.com 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,"
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