Use of 2 surnames
- 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.
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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
> 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.
> and Anna SIMKO
> On 29 October, 1871 a son Michael was bapt. Parents are recorded as
> TOMASOV and Anna SIMKO
> On 1 January, 1874 a daughter Maria was bapt. Parents are recorded as
> PALENSIK TOMAS and Anna SIMKO
> On 26 June, 1882 a son John was bapt. Parents are recorded as TOMAS
> 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
> 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
> same first and last name, a mother's maiden name? Perhaps something
> with the switch to using Hungarian to keep the registers. Adding
> info., there are at least two other TOMAS males appearing in the registers
> 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
> most appreciated.
> Adrian Fenton
> Wexford, PA