Chernick Family History
Chernick Name Meaning
Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from an eastern Slavic word meaning ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Chorney). The suffix -ik is a Slavic noun ending. Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, and Jewish Cerník, nickname meaning ‘the black one’, ‘the dark one’. Americanized form of Slovenian Cernic or Cernic, nicknames derived from crn ‘black’, ‘dark’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press