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Re: FOCZKO (Fosko/Focko) from ZLATA IDKA, ZEMPELIN COUNTY, SLOVAKIA (Aranyidka, Abauj Torna Megye)

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  • Kevin Fosko
    ... ===== Kevin and Jennifer Fosko3 Elmcroft CourtRockville, MD 20850(301) 527-1547krf1266@yahoo.com __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo!
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 24, 2003
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      > Frank,
      >
      > Thanks so much for the information! I have found my
      > great-grandfather George Fosko (Gyorgy Foczko),
      > siblings, and parents in the LDS film for Zlata
      > Idka.
      >
      > He was born in 1878, immigrated in 1903, got
      > married,
      > and fathered my grandfather in 1909, and his sister
      > in
      > 1911 in Swoyersville, PA, near Wilkes-Barre.
      >
      > He then took off by himself for Cleveland, and the
      > only documented info we have is a probable listing
      > in
      > the 1930 census in Cleveland working on the
      > railroad,
      > and his 1938 death certificate.
      >
      > What is the best way to start research in
      > naturalization records and WWI draft cards
      > registries,
      > especially since we have scant information on him?
      > He
      > doesn't show up in the 1910 PA census or the 1920
      > cenus (Ohio.)
      >
      > Thanks.
      >
      > Kevin Fosko
      >
      >
      >
      > --- Frank <frankur@...> wrote:
      > > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Fosko
      > > <krf1266@y...> wrote:
      > > > I read the below exchange about surnames and
      > > endings
      > > > with interest. My name in Slovak is Foczko,
      > with
      > > > women having the ending -ova, making the name
      > > > Foczkova.
      > > >
      > > > Does the -ko mean anything? Is my name really
      > > Focz?
      > > > Just wondering.
      > > >
      > > > Kevin
      > >
      > > One of most common Slavic surname affixes is the
      > one
      > > denoting gender
      > > of the bearer -ov� (Slovak), -owa (Polish), and
      > -oba
      > > (Russian).
      > >
      > > As a rule of Slovak grammar, female surnames end
      > in
      > > -�, -sk�, or -ov�.
      > > The feminine form of the surnames is considered
      > > merely a separate form
      > > of same surname, not a distinct surname in itself.
      > >
      > > If the surname is adjectival in origin , i.e.,
      > ends
      > > in -y', the ending
      > > changes to -�, so that wife of p�n (Mr.) C^erny'
      > > would be pani (pi)
      > > (Mrs.)
      > > C^ern� and their daughter would be slec^na (sl)
      > > (Miss) C^ern�
      > > If surname is a noun in form or origin the suffix
      > > -ov� is added to it,
      > > e.g., p�n Kov�c^, pani Kov�c^ov�, slec^na
      > > Kov�c^ov�.
      > >
      > > The surname Focko does appear in Slovakia.
      > > -ko is a Carpatho-Rusyn surname ending.
      > >
      > > Certain archaic letters occurrred in Hungarian
      > > family names.
      > >
      > > archaic modern
      > > cz c
      > > ch, ts cs
      > > (letter cs which is pron. as ts was eliminated in
      > > 1910)
      > >
      > > letter cs would be equivalent to Slovak diacritic
      > > letter c^
      > > which is also pron. as ch
      > >
      > > http://www.slavism.com/slovak/abc.htm
      > >
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