Thanks, Michael, I've just learned my first word in Slovak!
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On Aug 15, 2010, at 8:56 PM, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...
> A couple of trips back to Slovakia I was at the City Hall in
> Plavnica. Plavnica is the home of my paternal grandmother. A mile
> and half away is Hromos, the ancestral village of my paternal side
> of the family. Hromos is a village that is part of the Plavnica
> Roman Catholic parish.
> I was at the Plavnica City Hall trying to find some information
> about my respective families. Mary, the record registrar, asked me,
> "Do you know their Do?" That is how I heard the word "Do". My
> translator said do meant "of". So it made sense that these "Do"
> names referred to branches of the family. And that is what I was told.
> This made for an easy identification of different branches of the
> family. I could ask some one, "What is your "Do"?" And their answer
> would tell me what branch of the family they belonged to.
> That is the "Do" story.
> From: Elaine
> Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:46 PM
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [S-R] Mulberry Bush-Names
> I've seen you mention "Do" names before, and I wonder if you could
> give us some info about that term. I haven't seen it used before. Is
> it the word "Do" or does it stand for "Ditto" or something else?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 15, 2010, at 7:06 PM, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...>
> > Bill,
> > The aliases you have found are very much like my "Do names".
> > What is
> > discovered is each of these alias names was given to a branch of the
> > family.
> > This made for an easy genealogy of the family when I met people in
> > Slovakia.
> > I could as what there "Do" was and by the answer know exactly what
> > branch of
> > the family they belonged to.
> > I hope that your experience is similar. It does make it possible
> > to know
> > your family so much easier.
> > From my experience these names also appear in official records. Not
> > being aware of them we think they are another surname, which they
> > are not.
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > From: "William F Brna" <wfbrna@...>
> > Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 2:59 PM
> > To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
> > Subject: Re: [S-R] Mulberry Bush-Names
> >> Yes, I am aware of the aliases that were used for the different Jan
> >> Ferenc~iks. My grandfather's alias was "Kornos". The other three
> >> Jan
> >> Ferenc~iks were "Gresso", "Matilak" and "Kachut". I have not
> >> pursued the
> >> derivations of the aliases, because, after all, I was only
> >> interested in
> >> my maternal grandfather. My mother's baptismal record shows his
> >> name as
> >> "Jan Ferenc~ik" and her oldest sister's baptismal record shows his
> >> name
> >> as Jan Ferenc~ik Kornos". I may be going to Slovakia in December
> >> and I
> >> will explore the source of the names.
> >> Bill Brna
> >> On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 21:39:26 +0000 (UTC) lkocik@... writes:
> >> I'm starting to become overbearing in the number of replies but
> >> thread is extremely interesting.
> >> William; Do you know if in the following generations your Ferenc~ik
> >> surname had different suffixes to designate one family of Jans from
> >> another. Maybe Frenc~ak or Frencova or even going to a derivitive
> >> Francis?
> >> Thank you
> >> Larry Kocik
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