--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "itsallhamlet" <kkaraff@g...> wrote:
> Hello, I have just joined as I am searching for information regarding
> my mother's father's family name, which is Lichtwar. From my
> understanding my grandfather was Slovak as were my mother's mother's
> family who have the last name Kisha. Once I was told that Lichtwar
> meant meadow or something like that. However, I have had little luck
> finding information about the name, and there only seems a handful of
> people with that last name. Any help or even information about the
> word or origin would be appreciated.
Don't know your surnames.
Expect that the Slovak version of surname Lichtwar was Lichvár or Lichvar.
Lichtwar is a German spelling, which would suggest Zips (G) Szepes (H)
Spis^ (Sk) region, or Hauerland in central Slovakia, or Bratislava (Sk) Poz=
sony (H) Pressburg (G).
A German surname would probably be spelled Lichtwark.
In German the letter w is pron. v and letter v is pron. f, v.
In Slovak and Hungarian , the letter w appeared only in foreign words.
In most Slavic languages (Polish is an exception) the letter v is pron. v.=
Meadow (E) Wiese (G) lúka (Sk) rét (H)