- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, "Dan Greene" <dgreene@c...> wrote:
> My husband's grandparents were Martin BURANOVSKI b. 1882 inSverzov,
and Catherine KULKA b. 1880 in Tarnov (both,outside of Bardejov) in
what is now Slovakia. The family now goes by BURANOSKY.
> We have documents with four different spellings for Martin's lastname.
>spelling. If it ends in "y", it is the Slovak spelling. I spoke to
> I've been told that if the name ends in "i", it is the Polish
man whose last name is BURNOSKY (another of our spellings) and he
claims the name is Ukrainian.
> I guess what I'd like to know is...does it really make a
When these people were born the country was Austria-Hungary anyway.
I'm confused and I think they might be too if they were still alive
today. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
Sverz^ov is located 202 miles ENE of Bratislava and 6 miles WNW of
Bardejov, near the current Polish border in eastern Slovakia.
The LDS-Mormons filmed the R.C. parish church records (1800-1895)
for Sverz^ov (included under Gaboltov (Gáboltó)
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The matriky (parish church records) were titled Krsntení
Sobás^ení (Marriages), and Zomrelí (Deaths) in Slovak.
In Hungarian the matriky are titled anyakönyvek (anyakönyve) :
keresztelések (kereszteltek), házasságok (házasultak),
(halottak) - same words as in Slovak above.
Records are usually written in Hungarian and Latin, or Greek.
Many Polish surnames end in -ski or -cki.
In older records you sometimes read -sky (before spelling rules
were adapted); but in recent times tendency to insist on -ski.
Probably a possessive affix added to name which evolved from person's
characteristics (such as 'tall, short, etc.), occupation, or place
In Czech and Slovak, the -sky is akin to the Polish -ski, while -cky
is similar to Polish -cki.
Sometimes the letters i/y were used interchangeably in surnames.
In most Slavic langauges the letter j is pron. y.
Suppose that in Ukrainian the surname ending could be -skij .