Re: [S-R] Surnames -- Salaj and Pytlak
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Zuzana Novakova
> I just read your email about these names. This is reallyinteresting. Last year I was a translator for a couple from CA that
went to Slovakia to search for their relatives and they were mainly
searching for Salaj, but if I remember correctly, there was name
Pytlak in their family also...maybe you are related? :) I just thought
that was interesting. We found some living relatives also (very old,
but living :) )
> els1012 <els1012@y...> wrote:
> I'm new to this group and understand that there is a book of Slovak
> surnames. I would appreciate any help in translating my surname.
> also appears that it is not too common.Novak derived from adj. meaning "new" (i.e. a new neighbor, a newman)
> My family name is Salaj. My grandmother's passport
> is spelled Salajova (I assume to indicate the femine gender). Her
> maiden name was Pytla'k.
> Thanks for your help -- Ed
is the most common Czech surname.
Neuman in German.
In Slovakia, Novak, Novacek, Novcik, Novacky, Novakovic, etc.
The Hungarian surname Horvát/Horváth meaning Croatian/Croat is the
fifth most common surname in Hungary, probably 50,000 surname bearers.
In Slovak pytliak means "a poacher" (i.e. hunt or fish illegally)
Probably 150-200 surname Pytlak bearers in the US.
Most of the surnames Pytlak who emigrated to US were from former
The Slovak telephone directory lists 5 surnames Salaj and 1 surname
Salajová (fem. gender) under Cinoban^a, Slovakia.
Some surnames Salaj who had emigrated to US were from Croatia, not
What did the surnames speak ?
How are you ? English
Wie geht es Ihnen ? German
Hogy Van ? Hungarian
Ako sa más^ ? Slovak
Jak se máte ? Czech
Jak sie masz ? Polish
Kako ste ? Croatian
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