Re: [S-R] Slovak surnames Krofchick Shurin
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, dhanich@j... wrote:
> Afterwards I was thinking it might have been something like that. Thanks=
> for clearing it up.
> On Wed, 5 May 2004 09:21:34 -0400 "Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)"
> <JArmata@g...> writes:
> > Whoops, I looked back at your original message and I misread the
> > semicolon! You meant your Krofchick/Karvcic was from Hanigovce, not
> > Vil'sinky. But the meaning is surely still the same as "tailor",
> > as
> > the village is in NE Slovakia and in the Rusyn/Ukrainian speaking
> > area.
> > Joe
> > > Also, if it is not a bother, can you tell the
> > meanings
> > of the
> > > following surnames: Hanich/Hanics, Salapka (both from
> > Vil'sinky,
> > > Ukraine) and Krofchick/Kravcic; Surin, (both from Hanigovce,
> > Saros)?
> > > Thanks,
> > > David Hanich
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dhanich@j... [mailto:dhanich@j...]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:01 AM
> > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> > Cc: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: [S-R] Slovak surnames Krofchick Shurin
> > Joe,
> > Is this really so? I'm amazed because my grandmother, Anna
> > Krofchik was from Hanigovce, Saris, but my grandfather was from
> > (what
> > is
> > now) Vil'sinky, Ukraine. But they didn't get married until after
> > they
> > had each emigrated to the US. We always wondered how they got
> > together--they were married in 1913 in Perth Amboy, NJ, even though
> > my
> > grandfather had been in Pittsburgh for several years. Now it seems
> > there
> > was a Krofchik connection from Vil'sinky! How did you verify that
> > Krofchik was a name from Vil'sinky?
> > By the way, thanks to Vladimir and you and Frank for your
> > expertise!
> > Dave Hanich
When I had replied to you by direct email rather than at [S-R] I found
the surnames Kravcová (fem.gender version) and Kravec listed in Slovakia
telephone directory under Lipany.
Since you said the surnames were Krofchick and Kravcic assumed they were
When Slovakia telephone directory listed many surnames Kravcová, Kravec, a=
under Pres^ov, Sabinov, Vel'ky' S^aris, Pec^ovská Nová Ves et al assumed th=
were the same as those from Hangovce and your clan was spread throughout t=
his region of
When an occupational surname is a tailor.
K P O J A h (Cyrillic)
k r o j a ch Serbian
K P A B h |/| K (Cyrillic)
k r a v ch y k Ukr
K P A B e || b (Cyrillic)
k r a v e ts Ukr
| | O P T H O |/| (Cyrillic)
p o r t n o i Russian
no"í szabó (H) no"í = woman
K P A B h |/| X A (Cyrillic)
k r a v ch y kh a Ukr
|| O P T H |/| X A (Cyrillic)
p o r t n i kh a Russian
Don't think I can do better than Joe Armata (Univ of Pgh) but I do explore=
places for surname origins.
> > On Tue, 04 May 2004 20:55:46 -0400 "Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)"
> > <JArmata@g...> writes:
> > > Hi Vlad! The surname was from Vil'sinky Ukraine. Kravchik is a
> > > word for tailor in Ukrainian, kravec also means the same. Other
> > > similar words are kravetstvo = tailoring, kravchinja =
> > > seamstress. Polish has related words krawiec = tailor, krawcowa
> > > or krawczyni = seamstress.
> > >
> > > Joe
> > >
> > >
> > > > Dear Joe,
> > > > Kravcik = Tailor???
> > > > Can you elaborate on this?
> > > > Vladimir
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)
> > > > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 3:50 AM
> > > > Subject: Re: [S-R] Slovak surnames Krofchick Shurin
> > > >
> > > > To add a bit more, Krofchick/Kravcic (Kravcik) is a tailor.
> > > > Shurin is brother-in-law, an interesting surname!
> > > >
> > > > Joe
> > >
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