21,297 Nowak members around the world
Stay informed about Nowak Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
Nowak Family HistoryThis surname is of Slavonic origin, and is recorded in throughout Eastern Europe. There are over forty variations of the spelling although all derive from the base form of "Novak", itself a nickname generally given to a newcomer to a place, in fact the crude translation of Novak is 'the new one'. To this has been added national or regional patronymics such as the Polish 'owicz' or the simpler 'ak' plus in many cases the suffix 'ski' (male) or 'ska' (female), which curiously also implys somebody who came from somewhere else.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Nowak (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Nowak tribe
- Find your Nowak ancestor
- Tell us about your Nowak Family
- Tell us about your Nowak ancestors
- Ask a question about the Nowak history
- Leave a message for Nowak family members
Invite more Nowak family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Nowak tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the Nowak Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from