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I am not able to find the name Pulkrabek. Any help out there. This web site just states that nobody has submitted it. I know it is very rare name of Czech descent. There are a couple of us in Iowa and a few in Minnesota.
Thanks,Lonny
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There are a few Pulkrabek's in Garden City, Kansas.
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It probably isn't present in the Czech Republic anymore (it isn't in the statistic of the Ministry of Inner Affairs available on its web), but Jim Young should be right - "burg graf" is often turned into Czech as "purkrabe" and I have a feeling some dialects tend to turn it into "pulkrabe". So that's where it comes from - Czech version of German word(s).

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it might be german
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You'll find an explanation here -
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/Fact.aspx?fid=10&ln=Pulkrabek
which suggests to me that the name started out as the German Burg graf. My dictionary defines burgrave as "the governor or hereditary ruler of a town or castle". The -ek ending probably denotes descent from a pulkrabi, though it could be a diminutive ending to a nickname.
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