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, Rosamken@a... wrote:
> On the surname of my grannie...it listed Cerny (which is the
> looking for) then it says Bor. Mikulas BRATIS. Would you be so
> explain, if possible what I am reading.
> I was told that my grannie came from Czechoslovakia, and a first
> adds Bohemia. Still a mystery.
Expect Bor. Mikulas BRATIS. = Borsky' Mikulás^ , which is
located near S^as^tín and 35 miles NE of Bratislava. This is
about 15 miles from the current Czech Republic border.
Before WWI, Slovakia was part of Upper-Hungary (Felvidék) and
part of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918) and earlier as
a part of Hungary under the Austrian Empire.
Czech-Bohemia was an Austrian Crownland and also part of the
Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918) and from earlier (10th c)
After peace treaty (1920), a newly-formed country of Czechoslovakia
was created from Austrian Crownlands (Bohemia, Moravia and
Austrian-Silesia) and a portion of Upper-Hungary (Slovakia and
(Until this time there was no country called "Czechoslovakia")
Cierny means "black" in Slovak.
C^erny' appears as a surname in Slovakia.
Four surname C^erny' are listed under Borsky' Mikulás^, Slovakia.
However in Czech-Bohemia, Cerny' (meaning a dark hair man, a dark
skin man) is the 5th most common surname. About 5 % of the Czech
population bear this surname.