- Hello Everyone:
I'm doing some research on Andrej Hrnciar and Maria Hrnciar both
born in Bratislav the moved to Backa Petrovac in the early 1900's
1900-1910 then emigrated to the US. Does anyone have any further
information or hints on where to look.
Thank you soo much
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "jvanders" <jvanders@c...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone:I read two sets for your surname data.
> I'm doing some research on Andrej Hrnciar and Maria Hrnciar both
> born in Bratislav the moved to Backa Petrovac in the early 1900's
> 1900-1910 then emigrated to the US. Does anyone have any further
> information or hints on where to look.
> Thank you soo much
> Mary Henciar
Bratislava (Sk) was called Pozsony in Hungarian and Pressburg in
So, you are researching Slovak ? surnames who migrated to Serbia
(later Yugoslavia) in 1900s.
Surname Hrnciar does appear in Slovakia.
In Generation 2, if Andrew Henciar was born in Backa district of
Then you are looking in the wrong country (Slovakia)
Andreja (Andrew) is Serbian given name.
Andrej, Ondrej (Andrew) is Slovak given name.
András (Andrew) is Hungarian given name.
Marija (Mary) is a South Slavic given name.
Maria (Mary) is a Hungarian/Slovak/German given name.
Kisel is a German surname at least back to 1550.
Perhaps Donauschwaben (German)
The first written records about Petrovac appears in the 13 th century
when Petrovac is mentioned as a church parish belonging to Backa Z^upanija =
Spelling and/or dialect variants:
near Novi Sad
1921: 7,658 (?)
1910: 7,701 (149)
1880: 7,403 (250)
Village name in FHL records:
Church records available at FHL:
FHL Microfilm Nr.:
FHL Census Microfilm: Petrovacz in 1828: 622967
Earliest German Settlement:
Churches: Evangelical Lutheran/Bánya diocese, Jewish
District: 7 - Újvidék