Re: [S-R] Vesely from Gbely; Valachovic/Gaydos/Hladik from Kuty
My grandparents and great grandparents were from Gbely. My last name is Kocik, but in Gbely it was Kocich. my grandmother was a Gajdusek, and her parents were Hladiks, also spelled hlatik and Hlatdik. Have you also tried spelling Gaydos as Gaidos or Gajdos?I've found I, J, and Y interchanged often. My aunts and uncles spelled gajdusek sometimes with an "I "or "Y". Then of course you have the magyar "Z" and"S" sometimes added to names. My grandfather came through Ellis Island as Koczyk. one of his brothers was koczich.
I would think Gaydos and Gajdusek derive from the same root meaning. I've seen Gaj translated as snake and also as a musical instrument...something like a bagpipe. I'm sure there are people on this forum that could be more helpful with that. I find it helps to know the root meaning of a name so you can recognize it with different modifiers. If you can find a connection to gajdusek, that name goes back to the late 1600s in Gbely.
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Subject: [S-R] Vesely from Gbely; Valachovic/Gaydos/Hladik from Kuty
Would appreciate any information on my maternal grandparents. Andrew
Vesely came to USA to West Virginia/Virginia to work in the coal
mines. I have no idea what port he arrived in or how he came to end
up in Newburgh New York. It was there that he married my grandmother
Matilda Valachovic Gaydos at St. Patrick's Church in Newburgh July
1904. They lived in Newburgh/NewWindsor New York until their deaths.
Matilda's father Josef came to US. Her mother Mary Hladik did not.
They lived in Kuty.
Andrew Vesely's family lived in Gbely. He had a sister Stefania
Kabot/Kabat. His father's name was Peter and his mother's name
Elizabeth..maiden name unknown.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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