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  • Andrea Vangor
    Jan 27, 2000
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      Thanks -- curiously enough, there is a Vangor living in Belgium...


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <Helenezx@...>
      To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@onelist.com>
      Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 5:52 PM
      Subject: Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] johnson


      > From: Helenezx@...
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 1/28/0 2:33:34 AM, drav@... writes:
      >
      > << A lot of German surnames occur >>
      >
      > There is an excellent book by Duncan Gardiner - "German Towns in Slovakia"
      > which tells about the three areas of German settlement in Slovakia, Spis
      was
      > a major one.
      > What's interesting is in some cases the people weren't German at all but
      were
      > from Belgium or Alsace or the Netherlands - this can be learned from the
      book
      > and also approximate dates of settlement for many of the towns as well as
      the
      > old German names - surprisingly the first settlers came as early as the
      > 1100s. The book has been republished several times and Duncan is an expert
      on
      > this topic and has written several articles on it in our Slovakia
      newsletter.
      > Tho I don't think his book gets into German landowners. I think in this
      > region there were many miners and craftspeople.
      >
      > helene
      >
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