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Volcik Name Study - North America

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United States Research

The first recorded instance in the United States was in 1800 on the US Census, for a John Volcik in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States, where the trail ends for several years.

By 1880 in Texas - with a total of 6 occurrences - the next Volcik names appear; all of which are members of the same family.

The eldest Volcik from the 1880 census, Josef (Joseph) Volcik was born in Vsetín, Moravia in 1828, which at that time was under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to a father known only as Jiří (~ George).

Through further research of Josef, it was noted that the spelling used by himself and his peers was that of an Eastern Moravian Dialect (a Czech language style similar to Slovak, Polish and Russian), Volčík.[1] The Czech language was not an officially recognized until 1877 (7 years after Josef's immigration to the United States), and until the late 19th century, it was seldom used as written language, and except for records of the early 20th century, records were mostly written in Latin and German, or sometimes in Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish - so it is interesting to note that Czech alphabet was being in used in Texas during that time period (early 20th century).

Volcik Surname Distribution
United States (Texas), 1880
Volcik Surname Distribution
Texas (Fayette County), 1880

The 1880 US Census is the first time we find the surname Volcik used in the United States. The family of Josef (Joseph) Volcik was listed in Precinct 2, Fayette, Texas, United States: [2]

Full Name Gender Birth Date Relation
Joseph Volcik M 1830 Head
Anna Volcik F 1834 Wife
John Volcik M 1859 Son
Stephin Volcik M 1861 Son
Joseph Volcik M 1876 Son
Frank Volcik M 1879 Son

Due to The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, the next time we can check in on the Volcik surname is 20 years later, during the 1900 Census. Amazingly enough, the Volcik surname is still only found at Texas at this point. The family of the original Josef (Joseph) Volcik from the 1880 Census is still listed in Justice Precinct 2 Ellinger town, Fayette, Texas, United States - now a thriving Immigrant community.

Full Name Gender Birth Date Relation
Frank Volcik M Jul 1877 Head
Mary Volcik F Jun 1884 Wife
Frank Volcik M Sep 1899 Son
Joseph Volcik M Mar 1828 Father
Anna Volcik F Jul 1834 Mother
John Volcik M Jun 1859 Head
Veronika Volcik F Dec 1859 Wife
Anna Volcik F Jun 1885 Daughter
Frances Volcik F Feb 1888 Daughter
Rosalie Volcik F Jan 1891 Daughter
John Volcik M Apr 1892 Son
Frank Volcik M May 1894 Son
Adolph Volcik M Jul 1897 Son
Stephin Volcik M May 1861 Head
Anna Volcik F Sep 1868 Wife
Charles Volcik M Aug 1888 Son
Alois Volcik M Mar 1891 Son
Louise Volcik F Feb 1893 Daughter
Stepan Volcik M Sep 1895 Son
Anna Volcik F Sep 1895 Daughter
Hermina Volcik F Jul 1898 Daughter

Marriage Records

Bastrop County[3]
John BarcakAnna Volcik22 Oct 1893
Paul LastovicaMary Volcik7 Feb 1899
Frank V. MadunaFrancis Volcik1 Mar 1897
Tom MalinaRose Volcik22 Oct 1893


  1. (Obzor hospodǎrsky) a Czech publication out of Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas (Vol. 16, No. 1, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 1, 1906)
  2. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNH-ZRJ : 15 July 2017), Joseph Volcik, Precinct 2, Fayette, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 56, sheet 47D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1303; FHL microfilm 1,255,303.
  3. Wolf, Evelyn, Loretta Leonhardt, and Valerie Johnson. 1991. Bastrop County Marriage Records 1881-1900; Volume 2. Bastrop, Texas: Baron de Bastrop Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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