Re: [S-R] Surname Rakoci
- Yes, there were Rakoczi in the territory that is now Slovakia. Yes, they were noble. Lots of references to Francis II Rakoczi 1700-1711. If you belong to this family, there must be a lot of documentation out there.
From: Bill Tarkulich <bill.tarkulich@...>
To: "SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com" <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, May 1, 2010 12:42:25 PM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Surname Rakoci
It's actually quite possible he was of "lesser nobility". People were
often given a specific noble title in return for some deed (a sons
rescue from imminent death). Most of these nobles were landless.
Being without land was perhaps the lowest noble status. Landed nobles
were included in regular Magyar census(check out 1828 for example).
Census was important not only for taxation but for inherited Noble
status. Even landed nobles often squandered their assets and
reverted to peasants.
Indeed there are a lot of nobility records. Noblemen almost never
emigrated -they had a pretty good life.
http://www.iabsi. com/gen/public/ nobility. htm
On May 1, 2010, at 12:55 PM, "tabaileyx2" <tabaileyx2@yahoo. com> wrote:
> My Mother's maiden name is Rakoci and there has always been a story
> that her ancestors were some type of Hungarian royalty. I really
> don't believe this to be true since we have visited her her family
> in Zagreb, Croatia and they do not live as you would think a decent
> of royalty would. Their family can be traced back to a Petar Rakoci
> born May 15, 1789. Would anyone be working similar information?
> Teresa Bailey
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Yes, there were Rakoczi
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