I just happened to stumble upon your blog this morning! Černy means black, is therefore someone with black hair or dark skin. Is it one of the first name's as a last name? The origin could be a German word for hole. Many craftsmen have left their ancestral home, Learn more in the distance, their knowledge to expand, and experience to expand. But there are Holkup's in Czech Republic I read through all the comments on this post and visited the websites mentioned. You can see how Czech families moved over time by selecting different census years. Anonymous Hi Gehenna, Thank you so much for your information.
I know I still have family there. My great-grandfather was Joseph Kotchka; my great-grandmother was Louise Bista again, not sure about the spelling. It has helped me a great deal! Anonymous Hello, I really like your site and am wondering if you can help with with any information on the name Srp. I have many with the surname via Actapublica. Most common case is so called household surname.
If you have any thoughts or information on these names it would be greatly appreciated. Next came Jana, Anna, Věra, and Eva. I cannot get a reply from them. Anonymous I've recently discovered that my gradmother was Czech, daughter of Czech immigrants. You may want to start your search there. Any light you can shed on the matter would be extremely appreciated! You were the King directly subordinate and freer than most inhabitants of the Czech Republic. I am wondering how common the Merka name is.
Our last name is Olmr I'm pretty sure but not certain that prior to coming to canada it was Olmrová? My grandfather was born in Podlusky near Roudnice nad Labem. I'm not super great at studying genealogy and keeping a family tree like some other people are. We are most likely related. Or it stems from zkřehlý meaning to be numb or cold, though why they were surnames is not clear. Was there a particular port of entry more popular for Czech immigrants? She says that she is definitely Bohemian gipsy, gypsy but that she does not know alot of the history as they didnt tell people they were gypsy because it was looked as a derogatory group of people so they didnt talk about it to anyone and she could not even get her mother or father to tell her much.
I believe '-itz' means 'son of', but we don't know what Pano might mean, or where the name may have originated. Do you have any idea about the Dobeš origins or know where I can find out. For example, , , Mentink. If someone was Martin, son of Jakub, he was called Martin Jakubův. Surname probably comes from first name Pankrác. There are only about 43 instances of it, with a relatively large concentration in the Pelhřimov okres.
Difference between Czech and Slovak names is not notable in all cases. Another surname which has similar meaning as one of the previous surnames. We can't tell, but there must have something really sad and interesting, right? Baštýř was a person taking care of fishponds. I seemed to be the only one in my family interested in our history. Namenkunde, Vor- und Familiennamen im deutschen Sprachgebiet, 4th edn series: dtv-Atlas. Hi, so glad to have found this interesting site. We visited the family in 2013 and hope to go back soon.
The reasons, why Germans occured in otherwise Czech, Moravian or Silesian villages were many: it could be a specialist of a new industry, that the owner of manor wanted to grow there; also it could be a steward appointed by German nobility; it could be a soldier; or the borderline or other unpleasant places to live, like mountains was also a place, where concentrated the suddenly unwelcomed protestants. About Rhonda McClure Rhonda R. My ancestors are from South Bohemia, specifically the villages of Dmystice, Olsi, and Jestrebice. On the good tithing: The served To complete the top 10 is one of the few Czech surnames, where there is only one form for both men and women. If were taken into consideration, that the whole Czech Republic has 10 million inhabitants, it would mean, that in case of the equal distribution, some 250 inhabitants incl. The surname Šváb most likely refers to a Swabian, a German minority with settlements in Eastern parts of Europe. Thank you for this site- so interesting and helpful.
This extension is automatically appended to the surname in Czech, If the carrier is a woman. Hostak comes from first name beginning with Host- Hostibor, Hostivoj and so on. The most popular girl's names were Tereza Theresa , Kateřina Katherine and Eliška Liz or Elise. Some of my favorites are Kratochvil and Stiastny--I love that people were known for their humor or happiness! Do you know the origin or meaning of the surname Velik. My great, great grandfather Stepan Merka emigrated in 1873 from Halenkov, Vsetín, Zlinsky in the Czech Republic to Fayetteville, Texas. Numbers in brackets indicate percentages.