Use of 2 Surnames?
- I have the following situation: all events recorded in R.C. registers of
Vranov Nad Top'lou. The people involved lived in Hencovce (Henczocz).
Capitalization of names is mine - not in registers. What is the significance
On 21 November, 1866 Michael TOMASOV aged 35 widower married Anna SIMKO
aged 18 single person
On 31 August, 1869 a son John was bapt. Parents are recorded as Mich. TOMASOV
and Anna SIMKO
On 29 October, 1871 a son Michael was bapt. Parents are recorded as Michael
TOMASOV and Anna SIMKO
On 1 January, 1874 a daughter Maria was bapt. Parents are recorded as Michael
PALENSIK TOMAS and Anna SIMKO
On 26 June, 1882 a son John was bapt. Parents are recorded as TOMAS PALENCSIK
Mihaly and SIMKO Anna
On 4 June, 1885 a daughter Helen was bapt. Parents are recorded as TOMAS
PALENCSIK Mihaly and SIMKO Anna
On 15 September, 1885 the daughter Helen was buried. Parents are recorded as
TOMAS PALENCSIK Mihaly and SIMKO Anna.
On 21 April, 1886 the wife Anna SIMKO was buried, aged 39. Her husbamd is
recorded as TOMAS PALENCSIK Mihaly.
I do need to re-check the registers for additional events, but back to my
original question. Is PALENCSIK being used to differentiate villagers of the
same first and last name, a mother's maiden name? Perhaps something connected
with the switch to using Hungarian to keep the registers. Adding additional
info., there are at least two other TOMAS males appearing in the registers in
the 1870's with either a "middle" name PALENCSIK or the note TOMASOV alias
Apologies for being long winded, but any thoughts or suggestions would be
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