... From: Frank To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 7:19 AM Subject: [S-R] Re: NOVAK, MARGA **********Frank, I
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, Feb 4, 2003
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From: Frank <frankur@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 7:19 AM
Subject: [S-R] Re: NOVAK, MARGA
I have a MARGA in my family tree. My Mom gave me the gr parents names, their siblings. One of which is Mike MARGA w. Julie-Kudro-Sabo, lived in the town of Michalovce, Slovakia---I have no exact dates ,but very general ones on these relatives . Sorry I couldn't help more ,but it ought to put a smile on your face that the name is Slovakian and someone will get into the ""root cellar""" and do some digging. Vera*********
In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "mabensh <mabensh@y...>"
> Hi all,
> Anyone else tracking either of these surnames? I am told by my
> mother that her grandparents were Slovakian. A census report
> indicates my grandfather says they were Lithuanian!
> Would MARGA be a Slovak name? Would there be other spellings for
> As always, any help is appreciated.
Marga could be a Slovak surname as well as other ethnicities.
There were surnames Marga from Upper-Hungary, later Slovakia.
From Kos^ice, Pres^ov, and Michalovce region in eastern Slovakia.
A few were from Galicia in SE Poland..
When a Slavic surname ends in a vowel it can also be a Romance
language (Italian, French, Spanish) name.
Most of the surnames Marga who emigrated to the U.S. were from Italy
and bore Italian first names.
Marga doesn't look like a Lithuanian surname.
But, marga(s) does mean 'of many colors' in Lithuanian.
Lithuanian surnames are uncommon like Golokvisc^iaus, Mis^kinis,
Baz^nyc^ia, Arbac^auskas, etc.
Before the 1920 U.S. Federal Census , census takers were Anglo males
who spoke no foreign languages.
They may not have understood your surnames.
Perhaps surnames had lived in a Lithuanian neighborhood.
Where did your GF settle in the U.S. ?