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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

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Polish Genealogy
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NOWAK Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - NOWAK Genealogy
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NOWAK Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Nowak surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - NOWAK Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - NOWAK Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - NOWAK Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name NOWAK.

MyCinnamonToast.com - NOWAK Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the NOWAK surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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