My roots are from Zeleznik, which is next to Giraltovce, Slovakia. The
Mitaly surname has several branches, mine is the Palencsar branch. The same
with the Hamara surname. There is a Duda, Kacsmar, plus another branch, for
the Hamara surname.
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Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2001 3:20 AM
Subject: [S-R] Use of 2 Surnames?
> I have the following situation: all events recorded in R.C. registers of
> Vranov Nad Top'lou. The people involved lived in Hencovce (Henczocz).
> Capitalization of names is mine - not in registers. What is the
> of PALENCSIK?
> On 21 November, 1866 Michael TOMASOV aged 35 widower married Anna SIMKO
> aged 18 single person
> On 31 August, 1869 a son John was bapt. Parents are recorded as Mich.
> and Anna SIMKO
> On 29 October, 1871 a son Michael was bapt. Parents are recorded as
> TOMASOV and Anna SIMKO
> On 1 January, 1874 a daughter Maria was bapt. Parents are recorded as
> PALENSIK TOMAS and Anna SIMKO
> On 26 June, 1882 a son John was bapt. Parents are recorded as TOMAS
> Mihaly and SIMKO Anna
> On 4 June, 1885 a daughter Helen was bapt. Parents are recorded as TOMAS
> PALENCSIK Mihaly and SIMKO Anna
> On 15 September, 1885 the daughter Helen was buried. Parents are recorded
> TOMAS PALENCSIK Mihaly and SIMKO Anna.
> On 21 April, 1886 the wife Anna SIMKO was buried, aged 39. Her husbamd is
> recorded as TOMAS PALENCSIK Mihaly.
> I do need to re-check the registers for additional events, but back to my
> original question. Is PALENCSIK being used to differentiate villagers of
> same first and last name, a mother's maiden name? Perhaps something
> with the switch to using Hungarian to keep the registers. Adding
> info., there are at least two other TOMAS males appearing in the registers
> the 1870's with either a "middle" name PALENCSIK or the note TOMASOV alias
> Apologies for being long winded, but any thoughts or suggestions would be
> most appreciated.
> Adrian Fenton
> Wexford, PA