7240Re: [S-R] Re: surname spelling changes
- Apr 30, 2003Frank,
I have one other thing I'd like to ask you about and then I'll quit
pestering you. This ties in with the 'cs' ending making the 'ch' sound in
I have three versions of this surname on documents, all after she came to
Mary Szedlovics .....written on baptism record of son in 1907
Mary Helen Szedlovich.....written on sons application for Social Security
Mary Setlowitz.....written on sons birth record in 1907
This is the wife of Mihaly Sprencz/Princz. These are the *only* records I
have with her name on them.
According to sons baptism record, she was born in 1880 in Ungvar, Ung megye,
which is now Uzhhorod, Ukraine.
I'm trying to take into account that even though she was listed as Magyar on
sons birth record, she may not have actually been Hungarian.
Have been told that the "sz" is not Hungarian. Know that the 's' in
Hungarian sounds like "sh'. You mentioned that the "cs' in Hungarian sounds
like 'ch', but why would a spelling of Szedlovich also be spelled Setlowitz
This is very confusing for me.
Could you give me some examples of spelling/sounds of this name that might
(1) help me to find her or her family name before coming to the states, (on
ship manifest) and (2) something spelled "americanized" to help me find her
on census records here in the states. Which spellings would come from which
ethnicity? I'm starting to think she may have been Lithuanian/Polish from
all the other spellings I've found.
She is not on the Ellis Island database. I believe she came through another
port, but the similiar spellings of Szedlovich that I have found on EI most
are not Hungarian. Here's what I've found:
(2)SEDLEWICZ....born in .Lithuania speaks Lithuanian and b.Russian/Poland
this one has a reference to Jewish Surnames in Russian Empire on
ancestry.com, but I can't access it
Also has 1 SSDI entry, no birthplace but last residence Elizabetn,
(1)SEDLOWITZ.. B..Poland/Russia speaks Yiddish 1914 ancestry.com
Ellis Island says he's coming to join his Uncle L SIDLEWICZ
Ellis Island also says his nationality was Russian but ethnicity was
(2) ZEDLOVICH... american born, but 2 brothers say parents were born in
Austria, and parents spoke German
(5) ZEDLOVICH SSDI entries on ancestry.com... all issued in NY 3 out of 5
last resided in Queens, NY
(1)SEDLOVITCH B. Russia/ Speaks Lithuanian
SEDLEVICH...Born in Russia Speaks Polish
(2)SEDLEVICK...B Lithuanian/Lithuanian the other one b. Russian speaks
ELLIS ISLAND FINDS:
SEDLEWICZ... born in Russia Ethnicity...Russia/ Lithuanian
SZE?OWICZ Ethnicity Russian
I hope I made it understandable of what I'm trying to ask, and I thank you
for your previous reply to my earlier posts.
Do you know who killed my father?
JOHN SPRENTZ, murdered 1983 in
Ecorse, Michigan.... see my website for
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