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  • Elaine
    Thanks, Michael, I ve just learned my first word in Slovak! Elaine Sent from my iPhone On Aug 15, 2010, at 8:56 PM, Michael Mojher ...
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      Thanks, Michael, I've just learned my first word in Slovak!

      Elaine

      Sent from my iPhone

      On Aug 15, 2010, at 8:56 PM, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...>
      wrote:

      > Elaine,
      > A couple of trips back to Slovakia I was at the City Hall in
      > Plavnica. Plavnica is the home of my paternal grandmother. A mile
      > and half away is Hromos, the ancestral village of my paternal side
      > of the family. Hromos is a village that is part of the Plavnica
      > Roman Catholic parish.
      > I was at the Plavnica City Hall trying to find some information
      > about my respective families. Mary, the record registrar, asked me,
      > "Do you know their Do?" That is how I heard the word "Do". My
      > translator said do meant "of". So it made sense that these "Do"
      > names referred to branches of the family. And that is what I was told.
      > This made for an easy identification of different branches of the
      > family. I could ask some one, "What is your "Do"?" And their answer
      > would tell me what branch of the family they belonged to.
      > That is the "Do" story.
      >
      > From: Elaine
      > Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:46 PM
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Mulberry Bush-Names
      >
      > Michael,
      >
      > I've seen you mention "Do" names before, and I wonder if you could
      > give us some info about that term. I haven't seen it used before. Is
      > it the word "Do" or does it stand for "Ditto" or something else?
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Elaine
      >
      > Sent from my iPhone
      >
      > On Aug 15, 2010, at 7:06 PM, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > Bill,
      > > The aliases you have found are very much like my "Do names".
      > > What is
      > > discovered is each of these alias names was given to a branch of the
      > > family.
      > > This made for an easy genealogy of the family when I met people in
      > > Slovakia.
      > > I could as what there "Do" was and by the answer know exactly what
      > > branch of
      > > the family they belonged to.
      > > I hope that your experience is similar. It does make it possible
      > > to know
      > > your family so much easier.
      > > From my experience these names also appear in official records. Not
      > > being aware of them we think they are another surname, which they
      > > are not.
      > >
      > > --------------------------------------------------
      > > From: "William F Brna" <wfbrna@...>
      > > Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 2:59 PM
      > > To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: Re: [S-R] Mulberry Bush-Names
      > >
      > >> Yes, I am aware of the aliases that were used for the different Jan
      > >> Ferenc~iks. My grandfather's alias was "Kornos". The other three
      > >> Jan
      > >> Ferenc~iks were "Gresso", "Matilak" and "Kachut". I have not
      > >> pursued the
      > >> derivations of the aliases, because, after all, I was only
      > >> interested in
      > >> my maternal grandfather. My mother's baptismal record shows his
      > >> name as
      > >> "Jan Ferenc~ik" and her oldest sister's baptismal record shows his
      > >> name
      > >> as Jan Ferenc~ik Kornos". I may be going to Slovakia in December
      > >> and I
      > >> will explore the source of the names.
      > >>
      > >> Bill Brna
      > >>
      > >> On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 21:39:26 +0000 (UTC) lkocik@... writes:
      > >>
      > >> I'm starting to become overbearing in the number of replies but
      > this
      > >> thread is extremely interesting.
      > >> William; Do you know if in the following generations your Ferenc~ik
      > >> surname had different suffixes to designate one family of Jans from
      > >> another. Maybe Frenc~ak or Frencova or even going to a derivitive
      > of
      > >> Francis?
      > >> Thank you
      > >> Larry Kocik
      > >>
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      >
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