--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., krejc@a... wrote:
> dear listers,
> during the period when church records for Slovakia were kept in the
> language, was there ever a time or reason that the given name "Bela"
> church records could ever mean "George"? all the given name
> that Bela is Adalbert or Albert. the only person who could have
> ggrandfather is written as Bela and his name everywhere else is
George. i am
> afraid that i already know the answer, but i am hoping that someone
> familiar with the name Bela.
> thank you
George (E) is Juraj in Slovak and Jiri in Czech and György in
Perhaps it was a family name or his nickname ?
Béla is a common Magyar male first name, which translates to Vojtech
(Albert) in Czech/Slovak and which is really derived from the Latin
Béla is a Hungarian/Turkish/Slavic name derivation.
Albertus (L) = Albert (E)
Also Adelbertus, Adalbert, Adelbert.
Adelbert or Béla (H)
Slovak and Czech verions are Vojtech.
Vojtech (dim. Vojta, Vojtik, Vojtisek)
Wojciech, Wojtek, Wojtus (P)
1995 was the 1,000-year anniversary of the death of Saint
Adelbert (Svaty' Vojtech), the first Czech bishop from Bohemia.
Adelbert is celebrated as the most important Czech saint, preceded
only by Saint Wenceslas.
He was the single surviver of the massacre of the powerful
Two years later, while working as a missionary among the pagan
Prussians, they murdered him on April 23, 997 A.D.