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Novak Family History

Novak Name Meaning
Czech and Slovak, Croatian and Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian (Novák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic novy ‘new’, denoting a newcomer to a place. Compare English Newman.Slovenian: also a topographic name for a peasant who settled on newly cleared land.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

469,141 Historical Documents with Novak on Ancestry.com
243,398 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,429 Military Records
18,659 Immigration Records
84,219 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Novak Families

  • Number of Novak families
     475 - 947
     159 - 474
     1 - 158
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Novak families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Novak last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Novak census records

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Novak Family Origin

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Novak Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Novak

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Novak Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Novak census records

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Novak Civil War Service Records

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