Volčík Name Study

About the Study

The Volcik One-name Study began in 2011 as an attempt to trace ancestral lines in order to break through one of my brick wall ancestors, Josef Volcik, who immigrated to the United States in the late 19th century from the historical lands of Moravia. As I failed to find information on my Josef, the research quickly expanded to all people bearing the surname in the hopes to gather more information and establish relationships. The One-name Study increased in data volume and research in 2018, and was officially registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies in 2020.

The Volcik (Volčík) Name Study serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Volcik name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Volcik name.

The study is currently progressing through the data collection stage, mainly focusing on the collection of birth, marriage, immigration, death, and census records worldwide to establish a basic foundation of individuals. Through the collection of data, connections between distinct family groups are already becoming clear, and it is the hopes that during further analyses of data, we can begin to make connections between the various Volcik and Wolcik family branches before undertaking more detailed research on specific individuals.

If you have any information, stories, or images on individuals or families that bear the Volcik surname, I would love to hear from you. Likewise, if you happen to find any errors or faulty assumptions, please get in touch so I can correct them!

Surname History

The first recorded instance of the surname that can be found is in 1728 for the baptism of Adama Volčík of Kurima, Giraltovce, Slovakia.1 In this record, there is also the mention of the Adama’s father, Joanne Volčík.On 2 Apr 1812, another baptism record appears for Joannes Volčík in Haligovce, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia, to father Adalbertus Volčík2, then on 18 Aug 1821, the baptism of Michael Volčík and his father Joan Volčík,3 and on 19 Jun 1881 the baptism of Gustav Jozsef Volčík and his father Gyorgy Volčíkin Mindszent, Miskolcz, Borsod, Hungary.


Research Pages

    Volcik Profiles

    Sources

    1. Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1QR-641 : 23 July 2017), Adama Volčík, 1728; citing p. , , Baptism, Kurima, Giraltovce, Slovakia, Odbor Archivnictva (The Archives of the Republic), Slovakia; FHL microfilm 1,792,391.
    2. Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH8X-VDH : 19 July 2017), Joannes Volčík, 02 Apr 1812; citing p. , , Baptism, Haligovce, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia, Odbor Archivnictva (The Archives of the Republic), Slovakia; FHL microfilm 1,739,090.
    3. Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZRP-XTV : 8 November 2017), Michael Volčík, 18 Aug 1821; citing p. , , Baptism, Veľký Lipník, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia, Odbor Archivnictva (The Archives of the Republic), Slovakia; FHL microfilm 1,791,934.