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Re: [S-R] Re: Kocik-Kochek surname

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  • Joann
    David: Contact me offl list and I will give you some information about the Balog name, I don t think it would be of interest to the others but you may be
    Message 1 of 4 , May 24, 2007
      David:


      Contact me offl list and I will give you some information about the Balog name, I don't think it would be of interest to the others but you may be interested.

      joannp1@...

      Joann





      ----- Original Message -----
      From: david1law@...
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 5:28 PM
      Subject: Re: [S-R] Re: Kocik-Kochek surname


      Hi Larry:

      I saw your surname KOCIK and thought that I would add to the dialogue as the
      KOCIK surname appears in my extended family -- in one of the main branches
      of my main line BALOGA (also spelled BALOG and BALOGH among other variants in
      spelling). This is in the SIROKE parish (villages of VITAZ, OVCIE, DOLINA,
      and SIROKE) in the SARIS highlands, just west of PRESOV, and while they may be
      completely unrelated to your family, I thought that you might find some of
      the information helpful. If nothing else, it might add further confirmation as
      to your own research regarding the various spellings of the KOCIK surname.
      The earliest spelling that I've seen for the KOCIK surname is KOTSIK (early
      1800's), as well as other subsequent spellings such as KOCSIK and KOCSIS. In
      my extended family, the surname KOTSIK / KOCSIK / KOCSIS was often used as an
      alias over several generations to distinguish between various branches of my
      BALOGA (BALOG / BALOGH) clan, and often appeared in the church records as a
      hyphenated surname BALOGA-KOTSIK, among other variations. In my research, I
      discovered that the alias KOTSIK / KOCSIK / KOCSIS traced back to a marriage
      between an ANDREAS BALOGA (1787-1861) and a SUSANNA KOTSIK (1791-1881, yes she
      lived to 90 years old). I do think that your research into the etymology of
      your surname is a marvelous endeavor (as I likewise do the same for each
      surname that in find in my family), and through my own past research into the
      KOTSIK/ KOCSIK / KOCSIS surname, I came up with a similar meaning as the one you
      discovered -- meaning "coach" with the diminutive suffix -IK. The reason
      why I believe research into the etymology of surnames is important is that
      when the written records run out, the surname itself becomes in all probability
      the earliest clue as to the family's history. I wish you well in your
      research endeavors. It sounds like you've done a terrific job with all of your
      research.

      Best regards,


      David Michael Baloga

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