Re: [S-R] newbie...BINO/BENO/URBAN ..Lelesz-Zemplen area
- At 01:29 PM 4/28/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Greetings!There are six Bino listed for the town of Leles in the online SK phone
>1. My big question is concerning my ethnicity. My great-grandfather,
>Andras (Andy) Bino, came to Ohio from Lelez in 1890. My uncle said he
>remembers him to be a "proud" Hungarian. He thinks he spoke Magyar. In
>researching my family surname of Bino, (Americanized to Beno) I'm not
>certain if this is a Hungarian name or a Slovak name.
Alexander Binó Leles
Július Binó Leles
Ladislav Bino Leles
Ladislav Binó Leles
Mikulá Bino Leles
Peter Bino Leles
A letter to one of them might clear up the nationality issue.
The Roman Catholic church records LDS microfilm numbers for Leles can be
I don't think there was a Greek Catholic church in Leles.
> I believe the other names in my family line; Urban, Ulchak, Emlicky--You might try http://feefhs.org/slovak/skdb1/slrpi.html . This site
> are Slovak, but I'm not certain of that either. I have found a little
> bit of helpful info on name meanings from a link someone posted a while
> ago. This was somewhat
>helpful. Can someone shed some more light for me?
lists about 3,000 Slovak surnames.
>2. In looking over the Ellis Island records, most members of my familyI believe most spoke Slovak, Rusyn, etc. except for the officials or if
>(those who came thru Ellis Island) where listed as Hungarian, speaking
>Magyar. One great aunt was listed as speaking Slovak. I remember her from
>when I was a small child. My cousins say she spoke Magyar. I am familiar
>with the magyarasation of Slavic peoples. Did they speak Slovak at home
>when no one was listening?
communicating with an official or in school.
>4. The Hungarian name of Imre--I've seen it Americanized to James??? IsYes but it can also be Anglicized to Emery.