Adamczak last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Adamczak is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Adamczak.

Meaning of Adamczak

Derived from the Polish personal name Adam, combined with the diminutive suffix -czak, denoting the "son of Adam."

Adamczak, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Adamczak surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Adamczak in America

Adamczak is the 39717th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Adamczak surname appeared 553 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 people would have the surname Adamczak.

We can also compare 2010 data for Adamczak to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 39717 39824 -0.27%
Count 553 519 6.34%
Proportion per 100k 0.19 0.19 0.00%

The history of the last name Adamczak

The surname "ADAMCZAK" is of Polish origin and can be traced back to the late Middle Ages. It is derived from the Polish personal name "Adam," which in turn comes from the Hebrew name "Adam," meaning "earth" or "man." The suffix "-czak" is a diminutive, indicating a small or little person.

The earliest recorded instances of the name "ADAMCZAK" appear in various Polish historical documents from the 15th and 16th centuries, such as parish records, tax rolls, and land registries. It was most prevalent in the regions of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) and Kuyavia (Kujawy), but also found in other parts of the country.

One notable individual bearing this surname was Jan Adamczak (1550-1621), a Polish nobleman and landowner from the town of Koło in the Kuyavian region. He was a prominent figure in the local community and served as a magistrate for several years.

Another historical figure was Andrzej Adamczak (1675-1748), a Catholic priest and religious scholar from the town of Poznań. He authored several theological works and was known for his eloquent sermons and teachings.

In the 19th century, Franciszek Adamczak (1810-1882) was a respected teacher and educator in the city of Kraków. He established one of the first modern primary schools in the region and was instrumental in promoting education among the local population.

A more recent example is Maria Adamczak (1892-1976), a Polish writer and poet who gained recognition for her literary works depicting life in rural Poland during the early 20th century.

Józef Adamczak (1913-1987) was a Polish military officer who served in the Polish Army during World War II and participated in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. He was decorated for his bravery and later wrote memoirs recounting his experiences during the war.

While the name "ADAMCZAK" is not among the most common Polish surnames, it has a long and rich history, spanning several centuries and encompassing individuals from various walks of life, including nobility, clergy, educators, writers, and military personnel.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Adamczak

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Adamczak.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Adamczak was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 96.02% 531
Non-Hispanic Black Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.90% 5
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 1.45% 8
Hispanic Origin 1.27% 7

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Adamczak has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 96.02% 95.95% 0.07%
Black (S)% (S)% (S)%
Asian and Pacific Islander (S)% (S)% (S)%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.90% 0.96% -6.45%
Two or More Races 1.45% 1.73% -17.61%
Hispanic 1.27% 1.16% 9.05%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Adamczak was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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