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  • Michael Mojher
    Bezovce is about as far east and you can go in Slovakia. It is only about three miles from the Ukraine border near the Ukraine city of Uzhorod. Below are
    Message 1 of 23 , Mar 9, 2010
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      Bezovce is about as far east and you can go in Slovakia. It is only about three miles from the Ukraine border near the Ukraine city of Uzhorod. Below are things taken from the 1995 Slovakia Census. First is the list of names Bezovce went by during its history. Second is a lis to surnames found in Bezovce during the Census. The number after is how many of those people with that surname was found.
      00 Bezovce SO/KI uzhorod.
      1773, 1786, 1863-1913, 1939-1945 Bezo, 1808 Bezö, Bezowce, 1920-1939, 1945- Bezovce

      V obci BEZOVCE (okr. MICHALOVCE) sa v roku 1995 nachádzali najcastejsie tieto priezviská: POSYPANKOVÁ 23×; POSYPANKA 23×; TKÁCOVÁ 20×; TKÁC 19×; JENCO 18×; JENCOVÁ 17×; HALAJCÍKOVÁ 16×; SABO 16×; HALAJCÍK 15×; HRENOVÁ 15×; HRENO 14×; GAJDOSOVÁ 14×; KESEL 13×; CISÁROVÁ 12×; GAJDOS 12×; ANDRICÍKOVÁ 11×; SIDOROVÁ 11×; SABOVÁ 9×; KUCHNA 9×; SIDOR 9×; KOVÁCOVÁ 9×; CERMÁK 8×; MATEJ 8×; CISÁR 8×; KENDERES 8×; DOBO 8×; ANDRICÍK 8×; SABOVCÍK 8×; KENDERESOVÁ 8×; PALLAIOVÁ 8×; CERMÁKOVÁ 8×; PALLAI 7×; REBRINSKÁ 7×; KOVÁC 7×; GAJDOSOCI 7×; BALOGOVÁ 7×; JANKOVIKOVÁ 7×; HRESKOVÁ 7×; REBRINSKÝ 7×; ZELEZOVÁ 7×; PAVLUSKOVÁ 6×; KESELOVÁ 6×; BAJKOVÁ 6×; DENCIOVÁ 6×; GAJDOSOCIOVÁ 6×; DOBOVÁ 6×; TOMKOVÁ 6×; NAGYOVÁ 5×; SESTÁK 5×; PETIK 5×; DOBIASOVÁ 5×; BAJKO 5×; DULAJOVÁ 5×; ZELEZ 5×; TOMCÍKOVÁ 5×; TAKÁCOVÁ 5×; DANKO 5×; DEMCÍKOVÁ 5×; PAPPOVÁ 5×; GALICOVÁ 4×; BENOVÁ 4×; GAZIOVÁ 4×; BEZOVSKÁ 4×; KROCKOVÁ 4×; DANKOVÁ 4×; KOSTRUBANICOVÁ 4×; SESTÁKOVÁ 4×; ZINIC 4×; KONTRA 4×; GALICA 4×; DOBO JENÍKOVÁ 4×; HREHOVÁ 4×; HAMARI 4×; PAPP 4×; PETIKOVÁ 4×; KUCHNOVÁ 4×; SIMKOVÁ 4×; HREHA 4×; KIRVEJ 4×; REBJÁK 4×; FEDOR 4×; ROSKO 4×; KONTROVÁ 4×; SABOVCIKOVÁ 4×; PALLAIPÁLOVÁ 4×; KOSCO 4×; PAVLÍKOVÁ 4×; DENCI 4×; POSIPANKOVÁ 4×; KULIK 4×; KRÁLOVÁ 4×; VERBOVSKÝ 4×; JUHÁSOVÁ 4×; MEGLESOVÁ 4×; HAVRANOVÁ 4×; HAVRAN 4×; KARP 4×; GAZI 4×; BUCKOVÁ 4×; NAGY 4×, ...

      Michalovce and Bezovce are fairly close to one another. Michalovce is at the western end of a very large reservoir in far east Slovakia. Here is the information on it.
      8 Michalovce MI/KI zemplín./uzhorod. 1925 pricl. o. Stránany [uzhorod.]; 1960 pricl. o. Mocarany [zemplín.], Topolany [zemplín.], Vrbovec [uzhorod.].
      1773 Nagy-Mihály, Mihalowcze, 1786 Nagy-S[ent]-Mihály, Mihalowce, Nagy-Mihály, 1808 Nagy-Mihály, Groß-Michl, Michalany, Michalowce, 1863-1913 Nagymihály, 1920 Michalovce, 1927- Michalovce

      V obci MICHALOVCE (okr. MICHALOVCE) sa v roku 1995 nachádzali najcastejsie tieto priezviská: BALOGOVÁ 183×; BALOG 172×; KOLESÁROVÁ 102×; TOKÁR 100×; SABO 95×; KOLESÁR 93×; HOSPODÁROVÁ 92×; SABOVÁ 92×; TOKÁROVÁ 89×; BADZO 88×; TKÁCOVÁ 88×; TKÁC 83×; HORVÁTHOVÁ 82×; VARGOVÁ 81×; HORVÁTH 80×; KOVÁCOVÁ 80×; LUKÁC 79×; VARGA 78×; CINCÁROVÁ 78×; BODNÁROVÁ 76×; CIZMÁR 76×; LUKÁCOVÁ 75×; FERENC 75×; KOVAL 70×; FERENCOVÁ 69×; ADAM 68×; ADAMOVÁ 66×; BADZOVÁ 65×; BODNÁR 65×; RIDAJOVÁ 64×; KOVÁC 63×; SIMKO 63×; VASILOVÁ 63×; CIZMÁROVÁ 62×; CINCÁR 62×; ONDO 61×; HUDÁK 61×; DANKOVÁ 61×; FERKOVÁ 61×; RIDAJ 61×; HOSPODÁR 60×; DEMETEROVÁ 60×; FEDOR 59×; HORNÁKOVÁ 58×; DEMETER 58×; ONDOVÁ 57×; KOVALOVÁ 56×; FEDOROVÁ 55×; DANKO 55×; STEFANOVÁ 54×; SIMKOVÁ 53×; HUDÁKOVÁ 53×; SEMANOVÁ 53×; VASIL 53×; FERKO 52×; MRÁZOVÁ 52×; MOLNÁR 52×; MARCIN 51×; JAKUBOVÁ 51×; SEMAN 50×; NOVÁK 49×; KOSTOVCÍK 49×; HORNÁK 49×; MARCINOVÁ 48×; PALOVÁ 48×; MOLNÁROVÁ 47×; NOVÁKOVÁ 47×; MRÁZ 46×; KOSTOVCÍKOVÁ 45×; BERESOVÁ 44×; HREHOVÁ 44×; MACKOVÁ 43×; KOSCOVÁ 43×; PALO 43×; TÓTH 42×; TOMÁS 41×; JAKUB 41×; ONUSKOVÁ 41×; TIRPÁK 41×; VASKO 40×; IVANOVÁ 40×; STEFAN 40×; NISTOR 40×; VASKOVÁ 39×; HREHA 39×; MACKO 38×; TOMÁSOVÁ 38×; STANKOVÁ 38×; TÓTHOVÁ 37×; BARAN 37×; PLISKOVÁ 37×; STANKO 37×; SABOL 37×; BALÁZ 37×; KOZÁR 37×; BABJAKOVÁ 37×; KOSCO 36×; KOZÁROVÁ 36×; CICÁKOVÁ 36×; SABOLOVÁ 36×, ...



      From: Dianne
      Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 5:20 PM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?



      i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for grandmother.

      is there a difference between czech and slovak?

      what is the name for grandfather?

      i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives...but my free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i would love any help you can provide.

      dianne





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    • Michael Mojher
      Diane, The records for both places is online. Michalovce is in the Roman Catholic records and Bezovce is in the Greek Catholic records. From: Dianne Sent:
      Message 2 of 23 , Mar 9, 2010
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        Diane,
        The records for both places is online. Michalovce is in the Roman Catholic records and Bezovce is in the Greek Catholic records.


        From: Dianne
        Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 5:20 PM
        To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?



        i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for grandmother.

        is there a difference between czech and slovak?

        what is the name for grandfather?

        i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives...but my free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i would love any help you can provide.

        dianne





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      • Nancy Gibbs
        I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant grandmother.  I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from Slovakia.
        Message 3 of 23 , Mar 10, 2010
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          I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant grandmother.  I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from Slovakia.




          ________________________________
          From: Dianne <diannemills@...>
          To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
          Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

           
          i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for grandmother.

          is there a difference between czech and slovak?

          what is the name for grandfather?

          i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i would love any help you can provide.

          dianne







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        • Rick Mayernik
          I remember being told that babushka was a word for head covering (scarf, hat) Rick _____ From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
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            I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
            hat)

            Rick

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            From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
            Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
            Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
            To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?




            I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
            grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
            Slovakia.

            ________________________________
            From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills%40yahoo.com> yahoo.com>
            To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
            Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?


            i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
            told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
            Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
            grandmother.

            is there a difference between czech and slovak?

            what is the name for grandfather?

            i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
            free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i
            would love any help you can provide.

            dianne

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          • M Jenner
            That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in Levoca.
            Message 5 of 23 , Mar 10, 2010
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              That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in Levoca.





              ________________________________
              From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@...>
              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
              Subject: [S-R] Babushka


              I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
              hat)

              Rick

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              From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com] On
              Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
              Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
              Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

              I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
              grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
              Slovakia.

              ____________ _________ _________ __
              From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups. com
              Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
              Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

              i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
              told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
              Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
              grandmother.

              is there a difference between czech and slovak?

              what is the name for grandfather?

              i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
              free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i
              would love any help you can provide.

              dianne

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            • Dianne
              that s what i was told also....it was a scarf.   it s funny now....but i really hated my dad telling me to put my babushka on.  he rarely used any slovak
              Message 6 of 23 , Mar 10, 2010
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                that's what i was told also....it was a scarf.   it's funny now....but i really hated my dad telling me to put my babushka on.  he rarely used any slovak words otherwise....

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                From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@...>
                Subject: [S-R] Babushka
                To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:32 PM


                 



                I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
                hat)

                Rick

                _____

                From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com] On
                Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
                Slovakia.

                ____________ _________ _________ __
                From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
                To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups. com
                Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
                told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
                Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
                grandmother.

                is there a difference between czech and slovak?

                what is the name for grandfather?

                i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
                free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i
                would love any help you can provide.

                dianne

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              • Dianne
                oh i m so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!!  i thought ours had somehow screwed it up.    i was told my grandmother came from Lucky,
                Message 7 of 23 , Mar 10, 2010
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                  oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!!  i thought ours had somehow screwed it up.    i was told my grandmother came from Lucky, Czechoslovakia. 

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                  From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@...>
                  Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM


                   



                  That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in Levoca.

                  ____________ _________ _________ __
                  From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>
                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                  Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
                  Subject: [S-R] Babushka

                  I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
                  hat)

                  Rick

                  _____

                  From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com] On
                  Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                  Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                  Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                  I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                  grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
                  Slovakia.

                  ____________ _________ _________ __
                  From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups. com
                  Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                  Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                  i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
                  told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
                  Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
                  grandmother.

                  is there a difference between czech and slovak?

                  what is the name for grandfather?

                  i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
                  free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i
                  would love any help you can provide.

                  dianne

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                • Tom Potsko
                  Mine came from Lada, Slovakia and we called her babi. Tom ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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                    Mine came from Lada, Slovakia and we called her babi. Tom

                    On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Dianne <diannemills@...> wrote:

                    > oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!! i thought ours
                    > had somehow screwed it up. i was told my grandmother came from Lucky,
                    > Czechoslovakia.
                    >
                    > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@...> wrote:
                    >
                    >
                    > From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@...>
                    > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                    > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word
                    > my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in
                    > Levoca.
                    >
                    > ____________ _________ _________ __
                    > From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>
                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                    > Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
                    > Subject: [S-R] Babushka
                    >
                    > I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
                    > hat)
                    >
                    > Rick
                    >
                    > _____
                    >
                    > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups.
                    > com] On
                    > Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                    > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                    > Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
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                    > I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                    > grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
                    > Slovakia.
                    >
                    > ____________ _________ _________ __
                    > From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups.
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                    > Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                    > Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
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                    > i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
                    > told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
                    > Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
                    > grandmother.
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                    > is there a difference between czech and slovak?
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                    > what is the name for grandfather?
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                    > i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
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                    > would love any help you can provide.
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                    > dianne
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                  • Gina
                    My grandparents were also Baba (pronounced Bah-ba) and Didi (Dee-Dee) to me (my maternal grandparents came from Zbudska Bela in modern-day Slovakia and my
                    Message 9 of 23 , Mar 10, 2010
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                      My grandparents were also Baba (pronounced Bah-ba) and Didi (Dee-Dee) to me
                      (my maternal grandparents came from Zbudska Bela in modern-day Slovakia and
                      my paternal grandparents came from Bogusza in present-day Poland. Both sides
                      were Lemko). Baba does mean 'old lady' from what I always understood, but it
                      obviously is meant in a very positive light! To my understanding, babushka
                      is a scarf that covers the head. But.....does anyone know if DiDi translates
                      into anything other than a grandfather????....Gina




                      On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Dianne <diannemills@...> wrote:

                      >
                      >
                      > oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!! i thought ours
                      > had somehow screwed it up. i was told my grandmother came from Lucky,
                      > Czechoslovakia.
                      >
                      > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@...<hawaiijenner%40yahoo.com>>
                      > wrote:
                      >
                      > From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@... <hawaiijenner%40yahoo.com>>
                      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com <SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
                      > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word
                      > my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in
                      > Levoca.
                      >
                      > ____________ _________ _________ __
                      > From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>
                      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                      > Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
                      > Subject: [S-R] Babushka
                      >
                      > I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
                      > hat)
                      >
                      > Rick
                      >
                      > _____
                      >
                      > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups.
                      > com] On
                      > Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                      > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                      > Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                      >
                      > I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                      > grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
                      > Slovakia.
                      >
                      > ____________ _________ _________ __
                      > From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
                      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups.
                      > com
                      > Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                      > Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                      >
                      > i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
                      > told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
                      > Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
                      > grandmother.
                      >
                      > is there a difference between czech and slovak?
                      >
                      > what is the name for grandfather?
                      >
                      > i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
                      > free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i
                      > would love any help you can provide.
                      >
                      > dianne
                      >
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                    • Dianne
                      ok, now i m convinced Baba (we pronounce it bah-ba also) is correct!   my  Baba died when i was 3...my mom chose to be called baba when my neice was born
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                        ok, now i'm convinced Baba (we pronounce it bah-ba also) is correct!   my 'Baba' died when i was 3...my mom chose to be called baba when my neice was born and i couldn't wait to be Baba!!   
                         
                        a cousin told me he called his grandfather Zedu (pronounced zeh-DOO) and it meant old man...obviously also in a fond way.  


                        --- On Wed, 3/10/10, Gina <Gina.PhilsPhan@...> wrote:


                        From: Gina <Gina.PhilsPhan@...>
                        Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                        To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                        Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 2:05 PM


                        My grandparents were also Baba (pronounced Bah-ba) and Didi (Dee-Dee) to me
                        (my maternal grandparents came from Zbudska Bela in modern-day Slovakia and
                        my paternal grandparents came from Bogusza in present-day Poland. Both sides
                        were Lemko). Baba does mean 'old lady' from what I always understood, but it
                        obviously is meant in a very positive light! To my understanding, babushka
                        is a scarf that covers the head. But.....does anyone know if DiDi translates
                        into anything other than a grandfather????....Gina




                        On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Dianne <diannemills@...> wrote:

                        >
                        >
                        > oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!!  i thought ours
                        > had somehow screwed it up.    i was told my grandmother came from Lucky,
                        > Czechoslovakia.
                        >
                        > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@...<hawaiijenner%40yahoo.com>>
                        > wrote:
                        >
                        > From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@... <hawaiijenner%40yahoo.com>>
                        > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                        > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com <SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
                        > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word
                        > my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in
                        > Levoca.
                        >
                        > ____________ _________ _________ __
                        > From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>
                        > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                        > Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
                        > Subject: [S-R] Babushka
                        >
                        > I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
                        > hat)
                        >
                        > Rick
                        >
                        > _____
                        >
                        > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups.
                        > com] On
                        > Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                        > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                        > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                        > Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                        >
                        > I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                        > grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
                        > Slovakia.
                        >
                        > ____________ _________ _________ __
                        > From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
                        > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups.
                        > com
                        > Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                        > Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                        >
                        > i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
                        > told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
                        > Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
                        > grandmother.
                        >
                        > is there a difference between czech and slovak?
                        >
                        > what is the name for grandfather?
                        >
                        > i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
                        > free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i
                        > would love any help you can provide.
                        >
                        > dianne
                        >
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                      • Elaine Summerhill
                        I was told by my relatives that, in Russian, babushka means scarf if is is pronounced:  ba-BUSH -ka.  However, it means grandmother if it is pronounced:
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                          I was told by my relatives that, in Russian, babushka means scarf if is is pronounced:  ba-BUSH'-ka.  However, it means grandmother if it is pronounced: BAH'-bush-ka.

                          Elaine



                          ----- Original Message ----

                          >
                          > ok, now i'm convinced Baba (we pronounce it bah-ba also) is correct!   my 'Baba'
                          > died when i was 3...my mom chose to be called baba when my neice was born and i
                          > couldn't wait to be Baba!!   
                           
                          a cousin told me he called his grandfather
                          > Zedu (pronounced zeh-DOO) and it meant old man...obviously also in a fond way.  
                          >
                        • Margo Smith
                          I am the LAST person who should be answering a language question.  However, yes Czech and Slovak are separate (although closely related) languages.  When my
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                            I am the LAST person who should be answering a language question.  However, yes Czech and Slovak are separate (although closely related) languages.  When my friends were visiting, I inquired about their language use when they are all together.  They told me that the native speakers of Slovak speak Slovak and the native speakers of Czech speak Czech and they are able to understand each other.  In the family of my husband's cousin in the Dallas area,  the 3 year old daughter speaks Czech with her father, Slovak with her mother, and English to me.

                            "ka" is an ending of affection.  So Babka would be an affectionate form of grandmother.  One of my friends calls me Margotka and I call her Alenka.

                            "itchka" is a diminutive ending.  So Babitchka would be little grandmother.

                            I grew up in a town where the most prominent ethnic group was Russian immigrant, and in a family that was half Flemish and half mixed Western Europe.  I learned that babushka was a head scarf worn by little old European ladies.

                            Margo




                            ________________________________
                            From: Nancy Gibbs <bohnenstiehl1952@...>
                            To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                            Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:50:07 AM
                            Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                             
                            I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant grandmother.  I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from Slovakia.

                            ____________ _________ _________ __
                            From: Dianne <diannemills@ yahoo.com>
                            To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                            Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                            Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                             
                            i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for grandmother.

                            is there a difference between czech and slovak?

                            what is the name for grandfather?

                            i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i would love any help you can provide.

                            dianne

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                          • Patrick Rouan
                            My grandmother came from Rudnany and we always called her baba. We also always referred to the headcover she wore as a babushka.
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                              My grandmother came from Rudnany and we always called her baba. We also always referred to the headcover she wore as a babushka.




                              ________________________________
                              From: Tom Potsko <jaschr71@...>
                              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                              Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 1:53:04 PM
                              Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka


                              Mine came from Lada, Slovakia and we called her babi. Tom

                              On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Dianne <diannemills@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                              > oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!! i thought ours
                              > had somehow screwed it up. i was told my grandmother came from Lucky,
                              > Czechoslovakia.
                              >
                              > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                              >
                              >
                              > From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com>
                              > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                              > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                              > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word
                              > my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in
                              > Levoca.
                              >
                              > ____________ _________ _________ __
                              > From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>
                              > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                              > Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
                              > Subject: [S-R] Babushka
                              >
                              > I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
                              > hat)
                              >
                              > Rick
                              >
                              > _____
                              >
                              > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups.
                              > com] On
                              > Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                              > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                              > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                              > Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                              >
                              > I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                              > grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
                              > Slovakia.
                              >
                              > ____________ _________ _________ __
                              > From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
                              > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups.
                              > com
                              > Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                              > Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                              >
                              > i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
                              > told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
                              > Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for
                              > grandmother.
                              >
                              > is there a difference between czech and slovak?
                              >
                              > what is the name for grandfather?
                              >
                              > i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my
                              > free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i
                              > would love any help you can provide.
                              >
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                            • Alice-Lorraine von Halle
                              Hello, What I remember from Czech, grandmother is babicka with the mark over the c . AL Dusnak ... From: Margo Smith To:
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                                Hello,

                                What I remember from Czech, grandmother is "babicka" with the mark over the "c".

                                AL Dusnak



                                ----- Forwarded Message ----
                                From: Margo Smith <margolane61@...>
                                To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 3:40:12 PM
                                Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                                 
                                I am the LAST person who should be answering a language question.  However, yes Czech and Slovak are separate (although closely related) languages.  When my friends were visiting, I inquired about their language use when they are all together.  They told me that the native speakers of Slovak speak Slovak and the native speakers of Czech speak Czech and they are able to understand each other.  In the family of my husband's cousin in the Dallas area,  the 3 year old daughter speaks Czech with her father, Slovak with her mother, and English to me.

                                "ka" is an ending of affection.  So Babka would be an affectionate form of grandmother.  One of my friends calls me Margotka and I call her Alenka.

                                "itchka" is a diminutive ending.  So Babitchka would be little grandmother.

                                I grew up in a town where the most prominent ethnic group was Russian immigrant, and in a family that was half Flemish and half mixed Western Europe.  I learned that babushka was a head scarf worn by little old European ladies.

                                Margo

                                ____________ _________ _________ __
                                From: Nancy Gibbs <bohnenstiehl1952@ yahoo.com>
                                To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:50:07 AM
                                Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                                 
                                I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant grandmother.  I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from Slovakia.

                                ____________ _________ _________ __
                                From: Dianne <diannemills@ yahoo.com>
                                To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                                Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                                 
                                i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for grandmother.

                                is there a difference between czech and slovak?

                                what is the name for grandfather?

                                i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i would love any help you can provide.

                                dianne

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                              • Paul Sabol
                                I always called my grandmother baba and my grandfather gido (ji-doh).  I have no idea what gido means; dad doesn t remember and I haven t seen that word yet
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                                  I always called my grandmother baba and my grandfather gido (ji-doh).  I have no idea what gido means; dad doesn't remember and I haven't seen that word yet in this thread.  Any one have any guesses?

                                  --- On Wed, 3/10/10, Dianne <diannemills@...> wrote:

                                  From: Dianne <diannemills@...>
                                  Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                  Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:49 PM







                                   









                                  oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!!  i thought ours had somehow screwed it up.    i was told my grandmother came from Lucky, Czechoslovakia. 



                                  --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com> wrote:



                                  From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com>

                                  Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka

                                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com

                                  Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM



                                   



                                  That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in Levoca.



                                  ____________ _________ _________ __

                                  From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>

                                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com

                                  Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM

                                  Subject: [S-R] Babushka



                                  I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,

                                  hat)



                                  Rick



                                  _____



                                  From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com] On

                                  Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs

                                  Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM

                                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com

                                  Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?



                                  I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant

                                  grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from

                                  Slovakia.



                                  ____________ _________ _________ __

                                  From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>

                                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups. com

                                  Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM

                                  Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?



                                  i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was

                                  told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had

                                  Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for

                                  grandmother.



                                  is there a difference between czech and slovak?



                                  what is the name for grandfather?



                                  i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my

                                  free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i

                                  would love any help you can provide.



                                  dianne



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                                • deeellessbee
                                  In my Russian and Slovak family, I always heard that babushka meant both grandmother and the scarf she would wear. (Although we called our grandmother Gramma,
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                                    In my Russian and Slovak family, I always heard that babushka meant both grandmother and the scarf she would wear. (Although we called our grandmother Gramma, lol - I guess we are too American!).

                                    I had Russian friends who called their grandmother Bobbi (sp?). I always thought that was kind of cool.

                                    Debbie

                                    --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Paul Sabol <pgsabol@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > I always called my grandmother baba and my grandfather gido (ji-doh).  I have no idea what gido means; dad doesn't remember and I haven't seen that word yet in this thread.  Any one have any guesses?
                                    >
                                    > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, Dianne <diannemills@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > From: Dianne <diannemills@...>
                                    > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                    > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:49 PM
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                                    > oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!!  i thought ours had somehow screwed it up.    i was told my grandmother came from Lucky, Czechoslovakia. 
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com>
                                    >
                                    > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                                    >
                                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                    >
                                    > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >  
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in Levoca.
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                    >
                                    > From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>
                                    >
                                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                    >
                                    > Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
                                    >
                                    > Subject: [S-R] Babushka
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,
                                    >
                                    > hat)
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > Rick
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > _____
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com] On
                                    >
                                    > Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                                    >
                                    > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                                    >
                                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                    >
                                    > Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                                    >
                                    > grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from
                                    >
                                    > Slovakia.
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                    >
                                    > From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>
                                    >
                                    > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups. com
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                                    > Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
                                    >
                                    > Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
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                                    > i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was
                                    >
                                    > told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had
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                                    > is there a difference between czech and slovak?
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                                    > what is the name for grandfather?
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                                    >
                                    > would love any help you can provide.
                                    >
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                                  • Alice-Lorraine von Halle
                                    Paul, Again, my limited Czech we called a grandfather - dedecek with the accents on the first e and also the c . A. Dusnak
                                    Message 17 of 23 , Mar 10, 2010
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                                      Paul,

                                      Again, my limited Czech we called a "grandfather" - "dedecek" with the accents on the first "e" and also the "c".

                                      A. Dusnak



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                                      From: Paul Sabol <pgsabol@...>
                                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                      Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:26:08 PM
                                      Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka

                                       
                                      I always called my grandmother baba and my grandfather gido (ji-doh).  I have no idea what gido means; dad doesn't remember and I haven't seen that word yet in this thread.  Any one have any guesses?

                                      --- On Wed, 3/10/10, Dianne <diannemills@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                                      From: Dianne <diannemills@ yahoo.com>
                                      Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                      Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:49 PM

                                       

                                      oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!!  i thought ours had somehow screwed it up.    i was told my grandmother came from Lucky, Czechoslovakia. 

                                      --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                                      From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com>

                                      Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka

                                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com

                                      Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM

                                       

                                      That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in Levoca.

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                                      From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>

                                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com

                                      Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM

                                      Subject: [S-R] Babushka

                                      I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,

                                      hat)

                                      Rick

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                                      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com] On

                                      Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs

                                      Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM

                                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com

                                      Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                                      I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant

                                      grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from

                                      Slovakia.

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                                      From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>

                                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups. com

                                      Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM

                                      Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?

                                      i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was

                                      told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had

                                      Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for

                                      grandmother.

                                      is there a difference between czech and slovak?

                                      what is the name for grandfather?

                                      i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my

                                      free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i

                                      would love any help you can provide.

                                      dianne

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                                    • momsbeenscrappin
                                      I didn t know my Slovak grandparents, but I ve asked several older cousins and they called our grandparents Baba and Pop. I guess he was more Americanized. My
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                                        I didn't know my Slovak grandparents, but I've asked several older cousins and they called our grandparents Baba and Pop. I guess he was more Americanized. My husband is Ukrainian and my children call his parents Baba and Dido (also pronounced ji-doh) and he called his grandparents the same. I just asked him about Dido and he confirmed it means Grandpa. As for babushka that's what we call a head scarf.

                                        I suppose the different names is the same as my Irish mother being a Nana and her sister being a Grandma. As long as we say it or remember them with love is what counts.

                                        --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Paul Sabol <pgsabol@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > I always called my grandmother baba and my grandfather gido (ji-doh).  I have no idea what gido means; dad doesn't remember and I haven't seen that word yet in this thread.  Any one have any guesses?
                                        >
                                        > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, Dianne <diannemills@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > From: Dianne <diannemills@...>
                                        > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                                        > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                        > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:49 PM
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                                      • haluska
                                        Baba and Zedo is what we called my Great-Grandparents. babushka is a head scarf....When I was a teenager I wore a bandanna at times and was teased by my
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                                          Baba and Zedo is what we called my Great-Grandparents.

                                          babushka is a head scarf....When I was a teenager I wore a bandanna at
                                          times and was teased by my Grandparents about it being a babuska....

                                          Dennis


                                          --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Paul Sabol <pgsabol@...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > I always called my grandmother baba and my grandfather gido
                                          (ji-doh). I have no idea what gido means; dad doesn't remember and
                                          I haven't seen that word yet in this thread. Any one have any
                                          guesses?
                                          >
                                          > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, Dianne diannemills@... wrote:
                                          >
                                          > From: Dianne diannemills@...
                                          > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                                          > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                          > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:49 PM
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                                          > oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!! i
                                          thought ours had somehow screwed it up.   i was told my
                                          grandmother came from Lucky, Czechoslovakia.Â
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@ yahoo.com>
                                          >
                                          > Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka
                                          >
                                          > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                          >
                                          > Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM
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                                          > That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the
                                          word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was
                                          born in Levoca.
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                          >
                                          > From: Rick Mayernik rmayer@3rivers. net>
                                          >
                                          > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                          >
                                          > Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM
                                          >
                                          > Subject: [S-R] Babushka
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering
                                          (scarf,
                                          >
                                          > hat)
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                                          > Rick
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                                          > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@
                                          yahoogroups. com] On
                                          >
                                          > Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs
                                          >
                                          > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM
                                          >
                                          > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com
                                          >
                                          > Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant
                                          >
                                          > grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were
                                          from
                                          >
                                          > Slovakia.
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
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                                          >
                                          > From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com>
                                          yahoo.com>
                                          >
                                          > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com>
                                          yahoogroups. com
                                          >
                                          > Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM
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                                          > Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?
                                          >
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                                          > i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i
                                          was
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                                          had
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                                          > is there a difference between czech and slovak?
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                                          > what is the name for grandfather?
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                                          my
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                                          > free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce,
                                          michalovee i
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                                          > would love any help you can provide.
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                                        • M Jenner
                                          I emailed my third cousin in Banska Bystrica and asked him what the Slovak names were for grandfather and grandmother, the following is his reply. He is a
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                                            I emailed my third cousin in Banska Bystrica and asked him what the Slovak names were for grandfather and grandmother, the following is his reply. He is a professor of mineralogy at the university there. Thank goodness baba is there since that is what my grandmother used to say.


                                            there are more possibilities:

                                            Grandfather – 1) stary otec
                                            2) starky
                                            3) dedo (dzedo, dedko,
                                            dedusko)
                                            4) o-papa (from
                                            German)

                                            Grandmother - 1) stara mama
                                            2) starka
                                            3) babka (baba)
                                            4) o-mama (from
                                            German)




                                            ________________________________
                                            From: momsbeenscrappin <momsbeenscrappin@...>
                                            To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                            Sent: Thu, March 11, 2010 4:50:30 AM
                                            Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka


                                            I didn't know my Slovak grandparents, but I've asked several older cousins and they called our grandparents Baba and Pop. I guess he was more Americanized. My husband is Ukrainian and my children call his parents Baba and Dido (also pronounced ji-doh) and he called his grandparents the same. I just asked him about Dido and he confirmed it means Grandpa. As for babushka that's what we call a head scarf.




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                                          • lkocik@comcast.net
                                            On the subject of endearing nicknames... I had an uncle Francis who was called Kodge pronounced; cod-gee. I also had a second cousin john who was called
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                                              On the subject of endearing nicknames...
                                              I had an uncle Francis who was called "Kodge" pronounced; cod-gee.
                                              I also had a second cousin john who was called Kuki, pronounced; kook-i
                                              They are both long gone along with that entire generation of my ancestors. Can anyone enlighten me as to what these nicknames might refer to.
                                              Thank you
                                              Larry Kocik

                                              ----- Original Message -----
                                              From: Dianne
                                              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                                              Sent: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:49:35 +0000 (UTC)
                                              Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka













                                              oh i'm so glad to hear baba was used in your family too!! i thought ours had somehow screwed it up. i was told my grandmother came from Lucky, Czechoslovakia.



                                              --- On Wed, 3/10/10, M Jenner <hawaiijenner@...> wrote:



                                              From: M Jenner <hawaiijenner@...>


                                              Subject: Re: [S-R] Babushka


                                              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com


                                              Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:37 PM







                                              That is what I have always heard babushka referring to. Baba was the word my grandmother always used in referring to a grandmother. She was born in Levoca.



                                              ____________ _________ _________ __


                                              From: Rick Mayernik <rmayer@3rivers. net>


                                              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com


                                              Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 8:32:58 AM


                                              Subject: [S-R] Babushka



                                              I remember being told that "babushka" was a word for head covering (scarf,


                                              hat)



                                              Rick



                                              _____



                                              From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com] On


                                              Behalf Of Nancy Gibbs


                                              Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 AM


                                              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ yahoogroups. com


                                              Subject: Re: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?



                                              I found on a S. Dakota Czech Days page that Babushka/Babuchka meant


                                              grandmother. I remember hearing that around my grandparents, who were from


                                              Slovakia.



                                              ____________ _________ _________ __


                                              From: Dianne <diannemills@ <mailto:diannemills %40yahoo. com> yahoo.com>


                                              To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK- ROOTS%40yahoogro ups.com> yahoogroups. com


                                              Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 7:20:16 PM


                                              Subject: [S-R] grandmother & grandfather in slovak & czech?



                                              i grew up believing that Baba was slovak for grandmother. recently i was


                                              told it should have been Babka. yesterday i was looking at a book that had


                                              Babitchka (i believe that was the spelling) as the czech name for


                                              grandmother.



                                              is there a difference between czech and slovak?



                                              what is the name for grandfather?



                                              i would love to find the time to devote to finding my relatives... but my


                                              free time is so limited. if anyone is familiar with bezovce, michalovee i


                                              would love any help you can provide.



                                              dianne



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                                            • charles tintera
                                              As I was growing up in Chicago a Babushka was always a woman s head scarf, usually worn for church on Sunday morning. Only when a girl was old enough
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                                                As I was growing up in Chicago a "Babushka" was always a woman's head scarf,
                                                usually worn for church on Sunday morning. Only when a girl was "old
                                                enough" could she wear a hat. But I suspect that was driven more by
                                                economics then fashion and somewhat by tradition. (I can recall my sister,
                                                younger than I, being quite put out by having to wear a babushka on Sunday.)



                                                Imagine my confusion when I saw a backpage photo in Life (or Look) that
                                                showed old women in Russia sweeping the streets in Moscow's Red Square with
                                                brooms and the caption described them as retired grandmothers (who were)
                                                babushkas and were hired by the state for street cleaning.



                                                My Mother's family came from Markusovce, SK and Gramma & Grampa were always
                                                Gramma & Grampa.



                                                Charles "Chuck" Tintera





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