Re: Sec^ovce or Socovce, Slovakia ?
- LUDMILA f Russian, Czech
Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lud "people" and mil =
"favour, grace". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century princess from Bohemia,
the grandmother of Saint Wenceslas. This was also the name of character in =
Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Ludmila'.
What was your grandparent's religious affiliation ?
What was your GM's given name ?
So your grandfather Ports^ik was from Bánová and your grandmother Palko was=
either Sec^ovce located near Trebis^ov in eastern Slovakia and 137 miles di=
Bánová or Socovce located 18 miles distant from Bánová ?