- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., Tim Skvarenina <tskvarenina@y...> wrote:
> This is all we know. Hope this helps. If you find aahoj !
> connection to our
> line, let us know.
> We have always been told that Havran means raven.
> Krejcova means
> Laura Havran
Havran means 'raven' and 'vrána' means crow in Czech.
The Czech telephone directory lists 14 surname Havran under Praha.
Skuch is probably Skutec^ (C) Skutsch (G) located 70 miles ESE of
Former Czech-Bohemia had both Czech towns and German towns.
Following WW II, the German names were changed to Czech names.
There are probably 300-400 surname Havran bearers just in the U.S.
Perhaps 1300-2000 surname Krejci bearers just in the U.S.
Krejc^ová would be the feminine gender form (-ová) of the family
name, Krejc^í, and used just in Europe.
Krejcova doesn't mean 'tailor'.
Krejc^í is the occupational surname, meaning 'tailor'.
With so many surname bearers, pre-emigration surname village/town of
origin is required to determine possible relationships with other same
Post-emigration surname information will mean very little.