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Svancarek Surname History

The Svancarek family is originally from a small town in modern day Slovak Republic near the regional center of Trencin. The ancestral village of Ujazd was incorporated into Skalka and Vahom. The forefather of the family is most likely Adam Svancarek, born about 1720. He was born into the locally important family of Malich. Another man of the name Adam Malich was already living in the town of Ujazd, which is probably why there was a need to differentiate. The first mention of Svancarek in church books is in 1769. Subsequently it is found several times in conjunction with Malich, and eventually stands alone. Curiously, at the turn of the 18th and 19th century there was an explosion of family members with the name Svancarek in the town of Ujeddo (Hungarian for Ujazd). Though based on the books of births, marriages and deaths for the Skalka Parish there are many more members of the Svancarek family, to the best ability of the writer there are 5 main branches of the family and several small branches that are not easily attributable. Two branches are descendants of my great grandfather Karol Svancarek b. 1870, & his brother Ignatius born 1861. Two additional branches are descended from Michal Svancarek b. 1853 & his cousin Jan who was born in 1871. Failure to communicate with the Austrian branch of the Svancarek family leaves the nature of their relationship as unknown.

Svancarek family history has a rich and complex origin whose details have been accumulated over the years by Svancarek family members. The last name Svancarek is comparatively recent when compared to many Anglo-Saxon surnames originating in the 12th through 15th century. As mentioned below, Svancarek originated in the 18th century and family members have now migrated to at least a half a dozen nations outside their native Slovakia. Besides Slovakia, people having born with the name Svancarek are also known to live in USA, UK, Austria, Czech Rep.. Likely also in Canada, Australia, though none are known to be in residence currently. The surname Svancarek means "small ax" and is spelled Švančárek in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Svancarek Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The Svancarek family is from western Slovakia, Trencin Region, Skalka nad Vahom III - Ujazd. At least some branches of the Svancarek family are Slovakian.

Svancarek Meaning & Etymology

švancara ž nem sekerka podobná valaške source:  [external link] translated into English: Svancarek means "small ax"  - similar to a valaska (Slovak shepherds ax). The suffix "-ek" instead of trailing "a" likely signifies diminutive form.

Svancarek Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Svancarek is spelled Švančárek in Slovakia & Czech Republic and Svancarek in Austria & English speaking lands.

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