5471Re: Surname identification help needed
- May 2, 2002--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "mavrik375" <mavrik375@a...> wrote:
> I need help identifying a Slovakian surname. This surname appears onCertain archaic letter combinations occurred in Hungarian family
> a baptism certificate (in cursive in Hungarian) of my great
> grandfather. The baptism certificate is for Andrej Juhas (changed to
> Yuhas in America) and is dated as 11/1/1860. His parents were noted
> as Andrej Juhas and Maria Cisjovska (?). Location is Radoma
> (Giraltovce - in Slovakian).
> The surname I'm trying to pinpoint correctly is Cisjovska. On the
> certificate, the name appears to be spelled as Cisjovska. However,
> the 3rd letter appears to be written over. What appears to be an "s"
> also could appear to be a "k" for Cikjovska or a small capital "a"
> for Ciajovska. Also, above the first letter, "C", there is a
> small "v", which appears to be for some kind of emphasis. What does
> this mean? This surname is identified on the certificate as Roman
> Catholic. I have searched all over for this surname (Cisjovska) on
> various genealogy sites online and other possible spellings, and I
> have not found one, not even once. So, I am stumped. I would be
> grateful for anyone that could give me a jumpstart here. Thanks!
archaic combinations modern
(2 letters )
ch, ts cs
In Hungarian, letter cs is pron. ch and letter c is pron. ts.
In Slovak, letter c^ (diacritic) is pron. ch and letter c is pron. ts.
cs = c^
In Hungarian and most Slavic languages the letter j is pron. y.
There is also a Slovak diacritic letter s^ pron. sh.
As a rule of Slovak grammar, female surnames end in -á, -ská, or -ová.
The feminine form of the surnames is considered merely a separate form
of same surname, not a distinct surname in itself.
So, for family name you need to look for Csijov or C^ijov or some variant s=
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