Re: [S-R] Re: Jantol - Antol
The names are two different Slovak names.
Jantal [Yahn-tahl]: http://telefonny.zoznam.sk/JAntal/slovensko/
I have known families who have dropped the Slovak "J" in the US, others spelled them with an English "Y"
From: elevans1 <rue.ee.4gel41n3@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:41 PM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Jantol - Antol
I'm just guessing, but I wonder if the surname used to start with the "Ya" sound, instead of just "A"? I think some Slavic languages use the letter J where English might use a Y.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Jane Murray <jmurray6475@...> wrote:
> Can someone explain to me why the letter "J" would be added to the beginning of the surmane ANTOL. On several records it list the name with the "J" and other records it list it without the "J". These records are for the town of Zavada, Levoca. Period I am looking at is mid to late 1700's. Our family eventually went with "ANTAL", which is later years for the same town that is how it is spelled. Just curious if any reference can be made to this particular letter.
> Sincerely, Jane
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