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  • Daniel Kisha
    Adrian Fenton My roots are from Zeleznik, which is next to Giraltovce, Slovakia. The Mitaly surname has several branches, mine is the Palencsar branch. The
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      Adrian Fenton

      My roots are from Zeleznik, which is next to Giraltovce, Slovakia. The
      Mitaly surname has several branches, mine is the Palencsar branch. The same
      with the Hamara surname. There is a Duda, Kacsmar, plus another branch, for
      the Hamara surname.

      Dan Kisha
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      Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2001 3:20 AM
      Subject: [S-R] 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
      > of PALENCSIK?
      >
      > 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
      > PALENTSIK.
      >
      > Apologies for being long winded, but any thoughts or suggestions would be
      > most appreciated.
      >
      > Adrian Fenton
      > Wexford, PA
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