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  • e.gernat@att.net
    Martin my friends Mother and father lived around The Tatra mountains in central North Slovakia. I will try to get the name of the village, tonight at our
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      Martin my friends Mother and father lived around The Tatra mountains in central North Slovakia. I will try to get the name of the village, tonight at our Slovak eucher club.

      Thank you Ed Gernat


      -------------- Original message from Martin Votruba <votrubam@...>: --------------


      >
      > > A friend of mine with the surname Tatrn. He wants to
      > > know if it could be from Tatra mountains.
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      > This name, _Tatrn_ is quite exceptional in Slovakia, Ed. There's
      > probably what was originally just one family in norht-west Slovakia.
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      > If it were to be derived from the Tatras in Slovak, it would have to
      > be Tatran, Tatransky, or the Hungarianized Tatrai/Tatray/Tatraj.
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      > By comparison, _Tatrn_ seems to be more common in the US. I wonder
      > whether it might also originate from another language/country. Did
      > your friend's ancestors come from Slovakia/Central Europe?
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      > Martin
      >
      > votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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