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Re: Surnames: Medvecz, Majirsky

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  • Frank Kurchina
    ... were ... about ... Don t know your surnames. Before WW I, Slovakia was part of Upper Hungary (Felvidék) and part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 19, 2000
      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, PHILBAER@a... wrote:
      > My family surnames include: Johan Medvecz and Anna Majirsky, who
      > great-grandparents on my Dad's side. I cannot find information
      > exactly when they came to America (about 1890-1892) and their home
      > towns in Slovakia. Has anyone run across these surnames? Are these
      > names predominately from one region? Any help would be appreciated.
      > Philip (Medvecz/Bear) Baer

      Don't know your surnames.

      Before WW I, Slovakia was part of Upper Hungary (Felvidék) and
      part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918) and earlier a
      part of Hungary under the Austrian Empire.

      The surname Medvecz is Hungarian.
      You can find it in the Hungary Whites Pages.

      Medvec was probably its Slovak spelling.
      In Hungarian the letter cz is pron. ts.
      In certain Hungarian surnames there was a archaic letter combination

      85 surname Medvec are listed in the Social Security Death Index.


      Are any related ?

      5 surname Majirsky are listed in the SSDI.


      In most Slavic languages and Hungarian the letter j is pron.y.

      Or an attempt to spell a form of surname Majersky (Slovak word
      Mad'arsky mean a Hungarian)

      Magyar can also be a Hungarian surname meaning a Hungarian ?

      50 surname Majersky are listed in the SSDI.


      Are any related ?
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