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Re: [S-R] Re: Family History Site and Question about double surnames

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  • Margo Smith
    Look for BOTH  Zsrubak and Marcsis surnames.  You may find that some times only one or the other surname appears in a record.   The farther back you go in
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      Look for BOTH  Zsrubak and Marcsis surnames.  You may find that some times only one or the other surname appears in a record.
       
      The farther back you go in the Catholic records, the less likely you are to find house numbers and names of parents (and even surname of wife/mother).

      From: John <johnqadam@...>
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 5:11 PM
      Subject: [S-R] Re: Family History Site and Question about double surnames


       
      If available, the 1869 Hungarian Census (for your villages) can be a gold mine of information. However, you didn't tell is the village names. LDS has the 1869 Hungarian Census but it IS NOT on line. Film only.

      Double names were used to separate families where the surname was very common in the village.

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "milliemom4683" <milliemom4683@...> wrote:
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      > i am a brand bew member and a real amateur with genealogy. So,here goes!
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      > Thank you for the information about the Family History Site now having many more Catholic Church records on their site. I was able to locate records from both of the Slovak villages I needed! I find the Slovak records much more difficult to decipher than the ones on Actapublica as the Slovak records I am looking at do not give as much information (house numbers, and names of parents) Any tips in finding the specific family easier?
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      > Although I know this has been addressed before, please clarify why some Slovaks have the double surname. For instance, my ggg grandfather used the single name, Zsrubak. His son used a double surname Marcsis-Zsrubak and later had his name revised to just Marcsis. If I am doing research, do I look for the Zsrubak surname? Why did the double surnames exist and why was one surname eventually chosen as the family's last name?
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