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  • patskanovo
    May 28, 2013
      Hello group,

      There is a lenghty article @... explaining the falsehood of name changes upon arrival in New York/Ellis island.

      I will try and locate a link. You will need to be a registered member but you should be able to read it for free....


      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Helen Ruatti <hpruatti@...> wrote:
      > Hi John,
      > Welcome to the group.
      > Let me tell you about my family name change. The name is Jopko in Slovakia.
      > Six brothers cames to the US and I managed to find the relatives of all of
      > them but only one retained the Jopko name. The "J" is pronounced like the
      > "Y" in English. My relatives names ended up being YAPKO, YEPKO AND YOPKO.
      > You have to remember that a large percentage of people who immigrated did
      > not know how to read or write so what someone ended up writing after they
      > got to the US was what they used.
      > My family is from Circ and I have been lucky enough to find and visit
      > relatives 4 times. You need to plan on visiting. On all my trips I went
      > with Helene Cincebeaux's group. We visited a lot of Slovak towns, cities,
      > festivals, etc. and then I took off a day, with a translator, to visit
      > first my Mother's family in Circ and then my Father's family in Kosice.
      > Good luck with your research. It is a wonderful trip finding not only about
      > your family but also the history along the way.
      > Helen Gagyo Ruatti
      > On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM, John Yowpa III <johnyowpa.iii@...>wrote:
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > > Just writing a quick message as an introduction to the list. My name is
      > > John Yowpa III. I live in Buffalo, NY, USA and I am originally from
      > > Piscataway, NJ. I just started researching my family. Currently, I am
      > > interested in researching the roots of my family name - Yowpa. I have been
      > > wanting to research both sides of my family for quite some time and
      > > recently got a packet of research done on my mother's side of the family.
      > > With that information and the free military search this weekend at ancestry
      > > I figured I would start. I know that my great grandfather came to the USA
      > > from Maly Lipnik in current Slovakia. An interesting story relating to the
      > > name is that the original change was from Joppa to Youpa and a clerical
      > > error at Ellis Island made Timothy Yowpa and family have a different name
      > > than the relatives who settled in Alpha, Pennsylvania and Warren, NJ.
      > > Just wanted to say hello and I hope everyone is doing well. I am sure I
      > > will have questions down the road but wish to look at all the information
      > > in the group before asking anything.
      > > Have a great holiday weekend.
      > > Sincerely,
      > > John Yowpa III, MD
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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