Names : Polacek, Bartos, Marusnik, Havran
My name is Nathalie Polacek. I am French. I am a newcomer here. I am looking
for my Slovak roots somewhere around Nitra in Slovakia. My ancestors moved
to Vojvodina (now in Serbia) around 1850 in a small village called Padina.
The names I am looking for in Slovakia are : Polacek, Marusnik, Havran and
Can anyone tell me if Havran is a Jewish name ? I know it means crow in
slovak but the name is also in the Bible (old testament).
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "Miguel GOMES" <mgomes@c...> wrote:
> My name is Nathalie Polacek. I am French. I am a newcomer here. I am
> for my Slovak roots somewhere around Nitra in Slovakia. My ancestorsmoved
> to Vojvodina (now in Serbia) around 1850 in a small village calledPadina.
> The names I am looking for in Slovakia are : Polacek, Marusnik,Havran and
> Can anyone tell me if Havran is a Jewish name ? I know it means crow
> slovak but the name is also in the Bible (old testament).Don't know your surnames.
> Thank you.
The Slovakia telephone directory lists 9 surname Polác^ek
Directory also lists 9 surname Havran under Nitrs.
In Slovak, havran means raven while vrana means crow.
Same family but a different bird.
As for being a possible Jewish surname.
What does the word havran mean in Hebrew ?
The surname Havran and Havranek has appeared in recent Slovakia
Beginning in 1941, the 150,000 Jews in Slovakia were shipped to the
Nazi death camps located in Poland.
The 14 % of Slovak Jews that survived the Holocaust immediately
emigrated to other countries following WWW 2.
There are probably 1200-1800 surname Bartos bearers just in the U.S.
Too many to specify where exactly their ancestors's may have emigrated
from in Upper-Hungary (Slovakia) ?
Padina is located 35 km NNE of Beograd , Serbia (all that remains
of former Jugoslavija)
Bac^ka (C) Bácska (H) was a region in former Yugoslavia.
In 1872 this Bac^ka region would have been part of Hungary.
Now located in Serbia, east of the Danube River in former
After WW I , Serbia was extended into historic Syrmia, Bac^ka,
and Banat territories and became the autonomous region of
Vojvodina (C) Vajdaság (H) Wojwodina (G)
The Vojvodina (Croatian) Vajdaság (Hungarian) Wojwodina (German)
province was given autonomy between 1849 and 1860 under the Austrian
There still appears to be a Jewish element living in Vojvodina.
There is no easy way to research possible surname records from there.