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  • Gina
    Mar 4, 2011
      Larry and Lobos,

      Now I understand why I have seen my grandmother's name spelled Varholak in
      some cases and Warholak in others!

      Thanks,
      Gina


      On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM, <lkocik@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Lubos
      >
      > Thank you.
      >
      > There being no "W" in Slovak would account for the name Vlk. My
      > understanding is it is derived from wolf. And isn't Valla and Vallachovic
      > from the name of the sheep that I won't attempt to spell but starts with "W"
      > and looks close to Vallachovic.
      >
      > I love the challenging puzzle of name origins and meanings. It sometimes
      > leads to an understanding of why most of us find so many variations in
      > spellings of our surnames. It also, at times, seems to have no logic when we
      > don't understand the dynamics of the times our ancestors were part of. What
      > I mean by that is; sitting at a computor in the 21st century, trying to
      > figure why our ancestors did certain things that seem odd to us, can be
      > fruitless .
      >
      > Thank you Lubos
      >
      > Larry
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Lubos Brieda" <lbrieda@...>
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, March 4, 2011 1:22:24 PM
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Goulick
      >
      > Yup Larry, the female version of Warhola would be Warholakova. One note,
      > the
      > letter "w" is not found in Slovak alphabet, except for foreign words. On
      > the
      > other hand, given my limited knowledge of Polish, it seems that in Polish
      > there
      > in no "v", and there is only "w". This could be a recent change.
      > -- Lubos Brieda --
      >
      > Slovak recipes: www.slovakcooking.com
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: "lkocik@..." <lkocik@...>
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Fri, March 4, 2011 3:15:04 PM
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Goulick
      >
      > Gina
      >
      > If you know your grandfathers ancestral villiage/city you could use the
      > Steve
      > morse site and do a general search for all the emmigrants. That way you'll
      > cover
      > all the spelling variations, or at least the ones used for emmigration. Of
      > course it could have changed being processed through the port of
      > immigration or
      > even boarding the ship in Europe. At the least you might find some other
      > spelling variations to research.
      >
      > Your Grammas' name is interesting. The name Warhola has been mentioned in
      > old
      > posts on this site. I'm sure you know Andy Warhol, the artist, is a
      > Warhola. The
      > prefix ak is a diminutive that would describe Warhol, and the "a" could be
      > a
      > prefix denoting a female, as in the prefix sky;masculine and the ska;
      > feminine.
      > ..but a name ending in "l" I would think would have an "ova" to designate
      > the
      > feminine. This last paragraph is mosttly my own opininion based very
      > loosely on
      > what I know of prefixes and I only mention it to give you other possible
      > spellings to research. Sometimes there seems to be no reasoning for
      > spellings
      > when we try to use our 20th century American way of thinking.
      >
      > Larry----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Gina" <Gina.PhilsPhan@...>
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, March 4, 2011 12:42:24 PM
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Goulick
      >
      > Have you tried searching for 'Kulick?' I live in eastern PA and, although I
      >
      > have heard the name Gulick, there are many 'Kulicks' in this area. I
      > learned
      > that when immigrants entered their port of arrival, many Americans who were
      >
      > registering them spelled their names the way the name sounded like it would
      >
      > be spelled to them. It may be a long-shot, but I think it may be worth your
      >
      > time to check it out. It can get frustrating.....My paternal family name is
      >
      > found under 'Drosdak', 'Drozdak', 'Drozdiak', 'Drozdziak'! But even after
      > learning this, I STILL haven't been able to find my grandfather Metro's
      > (Dimitry) ship and arrival information. I won't even go into my
      > grandmother's maiden name (Warholak) and all the different spelling
      > variations I've found for her name!!
      >
      > Good luck,
      > Gina
      >
      > On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM, ascerbak <scerad@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi, I am looking for any information on the Goulick family. My
      > > grandmother's maiden name was Goulick. No one seems to know if she was
      > born
      > > in the US or immigrated. Her first name was Anna. She lived in Passaic,
      > NJ
      > > and Garfield, NJ as an adult. I know that she had at least one sister who
      >
      > > lived in Pennsylvania.
      > >
      > > Thank you.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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