Surname Poszipanka from Subcarpathian Rus and Bez^ovce, Slovakia
- Have not identified location of place name (Nejaunau)
i.e. - ?janhaza, but have located (Nalfala) i.e.
- ?alfalu and the region of Hungary.
Nalfala - ?alfalu was Pálfalu, meaning Paul's village in
Hungarian and called Volovycja in Ukrainian.
What was surname religion ? Greek Catholic ?
The surname Poszipanka appears to be mainly from former
Subcarpathanian Rus which is now part of the Ukraine and was once
part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938)
Karpatho-Ukraine was part of the Kingdom of Hungary from the 10th
century to 1919.
In 1920, a newly-formed country of Czechoslovakia was created from
the Austrian Crownlands (Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian-Silesia) and a
portion of Upper-Hungary (Slovakia and Karpatho-Ukraine).
Yes. Beyond Uzhorod which is right over the current eastern Slovakia
Uzhorod, U^gorod, Ungvár, Uzhhorod, or Uzhgorod was formerly in
Ung Megye (county) before WWI.
There was the counties of Ung, Bereg, Usocsa, and Maramros Megye
which made up Subcarpathanian Rus.
The János Poszipanka and his wife Borka who emigrated in 1899 were
from Bezo" (H) Bez^ovce (Sv) located west of Uz^horod in Ung Megye.
The surname listed just above them was from Nagyberezna (H) Velykj
Bereznj in Ukrainian also in Ung Megye.
Of 52 surname Poszipanka listed in Ellis Island Records
31 were from Bezo" above, which is currently located in eastern
Also recognize other place names from Ung Megye region under the
Poszipanka surname listings close by but not in Slovakia.
The LDS-Mormons have filmed the R.C. parish church records (1789-1916)
for Bez^ovce, Slovakia, formerly Bezo", Ung Megye, Hungary.
Text in Latin and Hungarian.
The area of today's Karpatho-Ukraine was part of the Kingdom of
Hungary from the 10th century to 1919, and formed the counties,
comitatus in Latin, which was the legal language of administration
until 1844, Komitat or Gespannschaft in German, Megye in Magyar), of
Ung,(capital Ungvar), Bereg (Beregszasz), U-gocsa (Nagy-Szöllos),
They did not form a special administrative area during Hungarian
The larger part, with an area of 12,600 km2 or 5,400 sq. miles, was
annexed by the newly created Czechoslovak Republic, or CSR, a
smaller part of Marmaros Komitat by Romania. Both countries gave
cities and villages new official names.
The parts taken by the CSR were organized into the province of
Podkarpatska Rus, divided into four Z"upan (Uz^horod, Mukac^evo,
Berehovo, Marmaros^) whose boundaries followed roughly
the old Komitat boundaries.
The county capitals were Uz^horod, (Ungarian Ungvar), Berehova,
(Beregszasz), Mukac"evo (Munkatz, German Munkatsch), while the new
capital of Czech Marmaros was Chust (Huszt), since Marmaros-Szighet
was now the capital of Romanian Marmaros under the
name of Sighetul Marmariei. The area had been promised autonomy in
1919, and finally received it in October 1938 in the wake of the
Munich agreement. However, the Southern strip, populated mainly by
Magyars (ethnic Hungarians), was returned to Hungary, which annexed
the remainder of the area in March 1939.
The Karpatho-Ukraine was annexed in June 1945 by the Soviet Union.
Since 1991, it is now part of the independent Republic Ukraine.
For genealogists, the boundary changes, especially when
dividing of a village from its county capital, where many records
were collected, presents great challenges.