--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "vwonxtc" <maze_r@h...> wrote:
> I just got the SS-5 form for my Great Grandmother back, with alot
> good info, one they gave me the SSN of my GGrandfather who's i
> couldnt locate anywhere so i can find out who this Stefan Kondrc
> is :). 2 I realized that i was spelling my GGrandmothers name
> wrong its not BENYAK, its BENJAK (is that still the same
> pronunciation?) The Place of Birth is stated as Lejskove,
> CzechSlovakia, she was born 1890, so im not sure, and also I now
> have her parents name
> Maria Lisciski
> Paul Benjak No info on them as of now, but its more of a start.
In Hungarian and Slavic languages the letter j is pron. y.
Benjak is pron. Benyak.
ja is pron. yah.
Or, Jugoslavia is pron. Yugoslavia.
A Leskove is located 181 miles ESE of Praha, Czech Republic
and near the western Slovakia border west of Z^ilina.
Lisciski appears to be a Polish surname.
Many Polish surnames end in -ski or -cki.
In older records you sometimes read -sky (before spelling rules
were adapted); but in recent times tendency to insist on -ski.
Probably a possessive affix added to name which evolved from person's
characteristics (such as 'tall, short, etc.), occupation, or place
In Czech and Slovak, the -sky is akin to the Polish -ski, while -cky
is similar to Polish -cki.
There was no country called Czechoslovakia until 1920.
Czech-Bohemia (including Moravia 1849-1918) was a kingdom
(10th century-1918) and part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
It was an Austrian Kronland (province)
Before WW I, Slovakia was part of Upper Hungary (Felvidék) and
part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918) and earlier a
part of Hungary under the Austrian Empire.
Hungarian names were used for towns.