Re: [S-R] Re: SLOVAK SURNAMES, TOP 10
- Anecdotally in my extended family, Horvath meant Southern Slav and Toth
means Upper Slav. The frequency of the names suggest that Horvath in
particular can't just come from Croatia, but encompasses a larger
demographic throughout old Hungary.
On 20 February 2013 03:12, MGMojher <mgmojher@...> wrote:
> a.. ^ "Najčastejšie priezviská na Slovensku (Most common family names in
> Slovakia)". Geni.sk. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
> From: jcotteret
> Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:07 AM
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [S-R] Re: SLOVAK SURNAMES, TOP 10
> What puzzles me is that all these surnames are well known and frequently
> used Hungarian surnames as well.Here is their frequency ranking in Hungary:
> Disturbing, isn't it?
> Which origin is the survey they were extracted from?
> --- In mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com, htcstech wrote:
> > Fascinating and a little disturbing that Horvath and Toth are in the top
> > Horvat is a common Croatian name, and Toth can mean Slav or Slovak in
> > Hungarian.
> > So genealogically speaking the common names become very hard to
> > to trace. If you are researching a unique name, things get a lot easier.
> > Does anyone know if Slovaks or Rusyns have a distinct name for
> > Is TOTH a Slovak word that's been borrowed by the Hungarians? Or is it
> > simply that Hungarians call Slovaks 'Toth'?
> > Peter M.
> > On 19 February 2013 14:59, MGMojher wrote:
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> > >
> > > I found this bit of information that might be of interest -
> > > In 2003 there were registered in Slovakia 185,288 surnames for men and
> > > women. With a population of approximately 5.4 million this accounted
> > > one surname for about 29 people. Assuming that half of that number are
> > > and half women, it can be calculated that Slovakia has around 92,600
> > > families.
> > > Rank Surname Number (1995) Number (2003) Place of highest incidence
> > > 1 HorvÃ¡th / HorvÃ¡thovÃ¡ 30,429 30,813 increase PetrÅ¾alka
> > > 2 Kovac / KovÃ¡Ä ovÃ¡ 31,066 29,079 decrease PetrÅ¾alka
> > > 3 Varga / VargovÃ¡ 13,714 21,650 increase Komarno
> > > 4 TÃ³th / TÃ³thovÃ¡ 23,353 21,604 decrease KomÃ¡rno
> > > 5 Nagy / NagyovÃ¡ 20,984 19,341 decrease KomÃ¡rno
> > > 6 BalÃ¡Å¾ / BalÃ¡Å¾ovÃ¡ 14,785 14,114 decrease Å½ilina
> > > 7 SzabÃ³ / SzabovÃ¡ 10,665 13,998 increase KolÃ¡rovo
> > > 8 MolnÃ¡r / MolnÃ¡rovÃ¡ 13,907 12,632 decrease KomÃ¡rno
> > > 9 Balog / BalogovÃ¡ 10,165 10,872 increase TrebiÅ¡ov
> > > 10 LukÃ¡Ä / LukÃ¡Ä ovÃ¡ 10,287 9,718 decrease PreÅ¡ov
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- This topic has been picked up and carried much further on Slovak Spot at
which is a "must read" for anyone wishing to follow this topic. The coverage of the topic on this Forum has followed what I would classify as more "opinion" and "observation" than scholarly research, so I certainly do recommend you look to _Slovak Spot_ on Google Groups for a continuation of the topic.