Re: Place Name Help - Surname Vamos
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "John Vamos" <jvamos@e...> wrote:
> In searching for information relative to my Granfather, StefanVamos, I have found from a marriage document and Declaration of
Intention that his place of birth was Nyzni Caj, near Kosice. I can
find this village on present day maps. This birthplace also agrees
with family oral history. In searching immigration records I believe
that I have found him arriving in Baltimore in 1912, which agrees with
the information on his Petition for Naturalization. A question that I
have, one of many, is that on the ship manifest his place of origin is
listed as Alsoosay. My Granfather's sister ( I think) arrived in New
York and her place of origin is listed as Alsocsaj, Hungary. Any
ideas on this place of origin? Could it be a Hungarian spelling of
the present N. Caj, bad transliteration, wrong people, some form of
> I have searched Shtetlseeker without success.ahoj John
> John Vamos
Niz^ny' C^aj (Sk) was also called Alschó-Cschaj (Ger ?) and Alsó-Csáj
Hungarian English Slovak grammatical form
kis little malá/malé/maly'
nagy large vel'ká/vel'ké/vel'ky'
felso" upper horná/horné/horny'
alsó lower dolná/dolné/dolny'
felso" upper vys^ná/vys^né/vys^ny'
alsó lower niz^ná/niz^né/niz^ny'
Caj (chaj) means tea in Slovak.
The Hungarian letter "cs" (ch) was equivalent to the Slovak diacritic
In Slavic languages and Hungarian the letter j is pron. y.
What was your GF's religion ?
The LDS-Mormons have filmed R.C., G.C., Lutheran, and Calvinist
parish church records for Niz^ny' C^aj (from mid-1750s to c 1895).
So your GF Stefan (Sk) Stephen Vamos , age 30 (b. about 1892), single,
had emigrated to US from Niz^ny' C^aj, Czechoslovakia in 1922.
The surname Vámos^ (Vamosh) is still found in Niz^ny' C^aj, Slovakia.
In 1900 another Stefan Vamosi , age 30 (b. about 1870), single, had
emigrated from Ungvár(H) Uzhhorod, now located just across the eastern
border of Slovakia in the Ukraine.
Today, the surname Vámos^i is found in Kos^ice, Slovakia.
How are you ? English
Wie geht es Ihnen ? German
Hogy Van ? Hungarian
Ako sa más^ ? Slovak
Jak sie masz ? Polish
K A K /| E J| A' ? Russian (Cyrillic)
(k ah k d ye l a)
R K C || P A B |/| ? Ukrainian (Cyrillic)
(yah k s p r á v ee )