Re: FOCZKO (Fosko/Focko) from ZLATA IDKA, ZEMPELIN COUNTY, SLOVAKIA (Aranyidka, Abauj Torna Megye)
> 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
> He was born in 1878, immigrated in 1903, got
> and fathered my grandfather in 1909, and his sister
> 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
> the 1930 census in Cleveland working on the
> and his 1938 death certificate.
> What is the best way to start research in
> naturalization records and WWI draft cards
> especially since we have scant information on him?
> doesn't show up in the 1910 PA census or the 1920
> cenus (Ohio.)
> 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,
> > > 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
> > denoting gender
> > of the bearer -ov� (Slovak), -owa (Polish), and
> > (Russian).
> > As a rule of Slovak grammar, female surnames end
> > -�, -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.,
> > 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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