I have struggled to find a meaning for the name Talich. Do you have any information about the Rostochil surname? The Slovaks, Hungarians, Croats, Rusyns, part of the Romanians, Germans, Serbs, Roma (Gypsies) shared the kingdom, moved about their homeland, and the linguistic mixture of the family names in the kingdom's descendant countries, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, parts of Ukraine (Subcarpathian Rus', now Transcarpathian Ukraine), Romania (Transylvania), Serbia (Vojvodina), shows that. I searched the web and couldnt find anything to confirm it either way.Thank you. Some of my favorites are Kratochvil and Stiastny--I love that people were known for their humor or happiness! So first Velebil was someone praising or glorifying something so often he was named after this action. The Knowles Collection is group of records on the FamilySearch Community Trees Website. Any info you can give me is greatly appreciated! A few different periods in history also lead to mass migrations of Hungarians, Slovakians and Croatians into each others' kingdoms. Many thanks to you and Blanka for all the work you do and the information you share. Looking for the meaning of the last name Pokornik. Hi Blanka,In my extended Czech family, (from the small village of Stáj in Okres Jihlava) we have the names Bambulá, Chvátal, and Pavlíček. Both lines of my family that came from Bohemia. She married the Count Dean Szechy de Szechy Favla, of Budapest. Your ancestor should be of a German minority ethnics in Czech before migrated to US. Thank you for this site- so interesting and helpful. Hello Blanka,Do you know the meaning and origin of the last name Hamak? Provazník comes from an occupation - it means rope-maker. Does anyone know of the surnames kletchka or kletcka , sabatka, or prokop. I haven't had much luck finding anything on it. They proved to be useful metal workers for the royal armies fighting the Turks. In 1887, the first of these Roma immigrated to America, they brought to America the traditional Hungarian Gypsy music they and their ancestors played in Europe for hundreds of years. Some of the other surnames I have not been able to find the origins of (also from Bohemia) are Hostak and Šubr. Christina was born in Rosch in 1767. I know it is a very uncommon surname. ", 1. Uhler comes most probably from Uhlíř, ie. Can you tell me the meaning of my gggrandparents names. Does that mean that it is not of Czech origin? awesome!) Janachovský seems to be a typical example of a surname derived from the first name Jan (John).Ourada could be:1) from word úrada (meaning counsel)2) from word ouřada (a slight mockery version of úředník, meaning officer). It's also quite common surname, most common in Eastern Moravia (area of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm) where today lives almost 1/6 of all people who has this surname, so I would start in this area. The correct spelling most probably was Mráz - meaning frost or freeze. The Hungarian Slovak Gypsies were a community of settled Roma, and in the United States were well known for playing music for the Central European immigrant communities in which they settled. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful resources. There are four types of surname "roots": from first name, from occupation, based on a place of origin and based on personal attributes. The same with Bicek.Baštýř was a person taking care of fishponds.Štícha derives from a first name Štěpán (Stephan). so I'm not sure.Holkup isn't a common last name in the USA, so if someone runs into a Holkup, I'm related to them somehow! To a lesser degree, the frequency of the last names in Slovakia is a reflection of the presence of an 8.5% Hungarian minority, an estimated 7.5% Romani (Gypsy) minority (the two partly overlap), plus Rusyns, Germans, Poles, and their Slovak descendants. Thank you. Thanks. Grandma was also Greek Orthodox Catholic and we've wondered where this church evolved from. Family history suggests Bohemian origin in the 1800's.ThanksKen. My great-grandfather was Joseph Kotchka; my great-grandmother was Louise Bista (again, not sure about the spelling). Hello there. Is it Bohemian in origin?Thanks, Hello, Buschek (Bušek) comes from old Czech first name Bušek, so it belongs among surnames from the first mentioned group. Gypsy Violins Hungarian Slovak Gypsies in America, 2012 by Steve Piskor ISBN 978-0-578-09989-7; Gypsy Fires in America p. 214 by Irving Brown, 1924 - Irving Brown writes about Braddock, Pa Gypsies; Raggle-Taggle: Adventures with a Fiddle in Hungary and Romania by Walter Starkie, 1933 - Starkie writes about him, John Brencas and Imre Magyari in Budapest. Has at times been changed or miss understood to be Kotchka etc. I was there last summer and visited Temelin, then hiked to Tyn nad Vlatvou, but was not able to make it to the other places as I was in school in Prague at the time. Jan Tesař was Jan, the carpenter. Many thanks. Veselý (Veselej) means happy, joyful. Varga, "leather worker," Hungarian origin, 5. It is also not uncommon for a last name to indicate a family's origin. All of my Czech ancestry came from East Bohemia, particularly a 25-mile radius around the city of Litomyšl. I was told they came from Moravia and their surname was something like Bullitschek not sure of exact spelling it was changed to Bolerjack upon coming to america any help would be greatly appreciated. My mother's maiden name is Pechousek, and I've wondered about it's meaning. Cleveland Hungarians held hundreds of events every year and the Gypsies were the entertainment for all of these events. Judy from Canada. I'm hoping you can help me. Ellis Island records show Woykofka but I suspect it was originally Vojkovka. I'm wondering if all those POC's could be connected. I hope I'm not going in circles haha. Thanks for your time! Would you have any Clues on their origin or meaning? Before a recent trip to Europe, I tried to research possible relatives of my grandmother, who was Bohemian. My grandmother's surname is Ledvina or Ledwina as originally spelled.
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