The Carpatho-Rusyn Surname Project Archive


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Tom Burcak has submitted some very interesting information on the villages of Korunkova, Potocky, Solnik, and Varechovce.
Mia Fleegel has submitted surname lists for the villages of Lukowe, Tarnava, Tarnava Gorna and Zernica Wysna
Jim Huratiak has submitted surname lists for the villages of Krilova Ruska (Grybov county) and Bogusha.


Rich Magula- Researching:
Villages:

  • unknown, Transcarpathia

Surnames:

  • Bakos
  • Kornulik
  • Pavlik(Pobilk) (pavelic)

Settled In:

Western Pennsylvania (Washington County) and Ohio


Thomas A. Brenzovich- Researching:
Villages:

  • unknown, Transcarpathia

Surnames:

  • Brenzovic/Brenzovich
  • Brenzo

Settled In:

Western Pennsylvania (Washington County) and Ohio


Paula Acquaviva- Researching:
Villages:

  • Habura, Zemplen
  • Sambron, Saros

Surnames:

  • Russin
  • Zeedick/Zidek/Zydyk
  • Dimun/Dymun/Gymun
  • Bialko
  • Septak

Settled In:

My grandfather, Michael Dimun emigrated to the US in 1906 from Habura and settled for a short time near Binghamton, NY/Simpson or Forest City, Pa. He finally settled in Lyndora, Pa. (Western Pa.). He married my grandmother, Julia Russin Dimun, who emigrated to the US in 1912. Her parents were Nicholas Russin and Anna Zidek Russin. They also settled in Lyndora, Pa.


Terry Sweeney- Researching:
Villages:

  • Uzhhorod area

Surnames:

  • Handera
  • Lohin

Settled In:


Gene Pronko- Researching:
Villages:

  • Bodnarka, Gorlice district
  • Pankna, Gorlice district
  • unknown

Surnames:

  • PRONKO [PRON'KO]
  • HOMICK [CHOMIK]
  • BISHOP [BYSKOC']

Settled In:

> Emigre generation came to U.S in 1890's. Settled in small communities north of Scranton, PA--Olyphant, Dickson City (Priceburg), Blakely, Peckville
Adherents of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Married and remained in St. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainain Greek Catholic Church (founded 1888), Olyphant, PA.


James Hopcus- Researching:
Villages:

  • Lesko district

Surnames:

  • > Hopcus / Chlopcus / Opczus Opszus

Settled In:

> In 1884 Jonnas and Rosalia Hopcus immigrated from Lesko, Austria to Bremond Texas. We have found all of their decendents in america. Am now searching for those left behind.


Gammare1@aol.com- Researching:
Villages:

  • Biala Woda, Nowy Targ district
  • Smerekovec', Gorlice district

Surnames:

  • Naradzaj
  • Gudad

Settled In:

Traveled to PA and settled in Yonkers, NY.


Ted Shlanta- Researching:
Villages:

  • Losya, Gorlice district
  • Nowica, Gorlice district

Surnames:

  • Shlanta
  • Moneta
  • Jaczaczak
  • Holod

Settled In:

Mayfield, Pa. and S.W.Pa (Belle Vernon area)


Jan Lipinsky- Researching:
Villages:

  • Vysny Komarnik, Sarys county
  • Hinkivci (Hunkovce), Sarys County

Surnames:

  • Babej
  • Chandoga
  • Kacurjak
  • Racko
  • Babej-Kizyk
  • Ducar
  • Kmetí

Settled In:

Jan is seeking relatives that relocated to the USA


Edward Potereiko -anio@concentric.net">Edward Potereiko- Researching:
Villages:

  • Myscowa/Myscova,Krosno District
  • Muszynka,Nowy Sacz District
  • Nastasow,Galicia/Austria-Poland, currently>Nastasiv,Ternopil/Tarnopol/Ternopol,Ukraine UNKNOWN CITIES AND DISTRICTS FOR SOME OF THE SURNAMES BELOW

Surnames:

  • MAKUCH/Makuh
  • POSYPANKO/Possyponko
  • POTEREJKO/POTORYJKO/POTORYIKO/POTEREYKO/POTORYIKO/POTEREIKO/
  • POTOREIKO/POTEREIKO/POTORIEKO/POTERYJKO/POTOREIKO/POTOREJKO
  • BEDRIJOWSKA/BEDREJOWSKA/BEDREYOWSKA
  • GREVOCH/GREVACH/GRIVACH/GRIWACH/GRIVACH/KRIVACH
  • GEDZ/GETZ
  • RAFALOWITZ/RAFULOVICH/RAFALEWITCH/RAFALOVITCH/RAFULOVITCH
  • BAJRASHEVSKAYA
  • BASAREWITZ/BASAREVITCH/BASAREWICZ
  • ROTKOWITZ/ROTHKOWITZ

Settled In:

> Cohoes,Albany,NY Bayonne,NJ Brooklyn,NY CT midwest of USA possibly


Dick Yasko, PhD(ret.)- Researching:
Villages:

  • Hrabova Roztoka, Zemplen county

Surnames:

  • Yasko (Jaczko or Yashko]
  • Gaydos
  • Bubanetz
  • Klecz
  • Ihnat
  • Klecz
  • Fedak

Settled In:

Webster, Pa then moved to the mining town of Jerome, PA and eventually E. Conemaugh (Johnstown area), PA.


Andrew Gerbozy- Researching:
Villages:

  • Snina, Zemplin county

Surnames:

  • GERBOCZ
  • Shutta
  • Volovzsky

Settled In:

Wisconsin


Terimark@aol.com- Researching:
Villages:

  • Vysny Mirosov, Saros county
  • Mlynarovce, Saros county
  • Svidnk, Saros county

Surnames:

  • Gorun
  • Zuchta
  • Hlivjak
  • Hritsco

Settled In:


DezRox- Researching:
Villages:

  • Starina

Surnames:

  • Smolak
  • Simkulet

Settled In:

Binghamton, NY


John Hreb- Researching:
Villages:

  • Jakubany, Szepes county

Surnames:

  • Hrebik

Settled In:


Kim Pacanovsky- Researching:
Villages:

  • Bila Woda, Nowy Targ district
  • Czarna Woda, Nowy Targ district

Surnames:

  • Suchodolsky
  • Kokandy

Settled In:


John(Jerry) Dropp- Researching:
Villages:

  • Komancza, Sanok district
  • Lisko, Lisko district

Surnames:

  • Dropp

Settled In:


Nancy Yakem Glover- Researching:
Villages:

  • unknown Zemplin county

Surnames:

  • Tirpak
  • Yakim, Jakima

Settled In:

Monessen, Pennsylvania


Marty Drake- Researching:
Villages:

  • unknown Nowy Targ district

Surnames:

  • Posijcko / Pozycki
  • Tylecki, Telecki, Teletsky

Settled In:

My grandparents came over in 1903 and settled in Cresson, Pennsylvania


Ed Semancik- Researching:
Villages:

  • Velyki Komjaty aka Magyarkomjat, Ugocsa county
  • Vilika Gurnata

Surnames:

  • Fulop

Settled In:


Jan Henderson- Researching:
Villages:

  • Hummene and Siroke

Surnames:

  • Bochanyin
  • Dolak

Settled In:


Dean Jobko - Researching:
Villages:

  • Helcmanovce, Szepes county

Surnames:

  • Jobko

Settled In:

I am researching the ancestors of Johann (aka John) Jobko who immigrated to the US in 1906. He settled in Lansing, (Belmont Co.) Ohio. Johann's fathers name was Michal Jobko, who eventually settled near Essen, Germany.


Becky - Researching:
Villages:

  • Maly Lipnik, Saros county

Surnames:

  • Peles
  • Youpa

Settled In:

Western Pennsylvania, the area of Clymer. My grandfather was born in Beccaria, Pennsylvania. My father was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania.


Nicholas & Barbara TESLUK - Researching:
Villages:

  • Dzwiniacz Gorny, Turka district

Surnames:

  • TESLUK
  • BARYSKI

Settled In:

> Petro TESLUK was born about 1867 and died 26 Mar. 1964 in Teulon, Manitoba, Canada. His wife, Tetiana BARYSKI was born about 1871 and died 16 Jul 1955 in Teulon, Manitoba, Canada.


KaKsBob@aol.com - Researching:
Villages:

  • Orichovycja aka Rahoncza, Ung county
  • Narihovce

Surnames:

  • Rolla (Rolya)
  • Langazo

Settled In:

Emigrated July,1914 from Bremen and was met in NYC by someone named Czaloka. Had a brother, George born in 1920 in Old Forge, PA. George went back to Europe and so did > parents.He moved back to US and settled in Homestead PA.


Carol Barr- Researching:
Villages:

  • Bystre, Turka district
  • Nowy Sacz

Surnames:

  • Hrynevich
  • Costow
  • Mechalek(Michalek also pronouned Me hol ik]
  • Wartonick
  • Skinotch

Settled In:

Settled In Farrel Pa in 1928? on a farm outside West Middlesex, Pa

New York



ESB50@aol.com - Researching:
Villages:

  • Udol, Saros county

Surnames:

  • Lesko
  • Evanisko
  • Biss
  • Wancho
  • Kundrat

Settled In:

Johnstown, PA and Passaic, NJ



Edwin Soltysiak - Researching:
Villages:

  • Bonarowka, Rzeszow district

Surnames:

  • Soltysiak

Settled In:


Chakshing Szeto- Researching:
Villages:

  • Kalnyk, Bereg county

Surnames:

  • Basarab

Settled In:


B & V Krofchik - Researching:
Villages:

  • Sarisske Jastrabie, Saros County
  • Circ, Saros County

Surnames:

  • Krafcik (Krofchik)
  • Falatek
  • Bassar, Filickova
  • Filickova

Settled In:

    Alleghany area of PA: Tarentum, Natrona Heights


Debi Loder-Clark - Researching:
Villages:

  • Lubnja, Ung County
  • Velykyj Bereznyj, Ung County

Surnames:

  • Straskulic/ Sztraskulics

Settled In:

    Scranton/Dunmore, PA area and was married in St. John the Baptist Greek Catholic Church to Mary Lupcho and later attended St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church in Dunmore after it was established.


Kathleen Troast - Researching:
Villages:

  • Udol, Saros County
  • Circ, Saros County
  • Orlov, Saros County
  • Obrucne, Saros County
  • Matysova, Saros County
  • Glogowiec - Przeworsk district of Poland

Surnames:

  • Stefancik
  • Dvoroznayak
  • Biss
  • Kornafel
  • Jurysik

Settled In:

    Wallington at first then moved to Passaic, NJ.


R Swain - Researching:
Villages:

  • Vilagy, Zemplen County

Surnames:

  • Pizur
  • Horvath
  • Wasko (Wasco)

Settled In:

    They came to the Woods Run Area of Pittsburgh and attended the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky where a number of the first children were born/baptized. They later moved to Leetsdale Pa. and attended the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Ambridge.


Brian J. Pozun- Researching:
Villages:

  • Hyrowa, Krosno district
  • Jurske, Spis county

Surnames:

  • Hranyczny
  • Paserba
  • Molchany
  • and Pozun (Pozhun)---Slavonia region, present Croatia (although members of the family also live in Sarajevo, BiH, and Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Settled In:

    Johnstown, PA, Virginia and New York


MR ROGER R CONGDON- Researching:
Villages:

  • unknown - Uzhhorod area

Surnames:

  • Karol

Settled In:


E&C- Researching:
Villages:

  • Velyki Lazy, Ung/Uzh County
  • Kamjunka, Spis County

Surnames:

  • Havrilesko / Havrileska / Havrilesky
  • Duranko
  • Hobor / Hobar

Settled In:

    Johnstown,PA area


Nathan ROSENSHEIN , of Montreal, Canada- Researching:
Villages:

  • Svaljava, Bereg County
  • Mukacevo, Bereg County
  • Chust, Maramaros County
  • Berehove aka Beregszas, Bereg County
  • "Veritzkee" - Verecze/Verjacja, Ugosca County

Surnames:

  • Rosenshein, Rosenschein
  • Weiss, Weisz
  • Kikin
  • Kallus, Kallush
  • Apfeldorf, Appeldorfer, Eisdorfer, Lowy
  • Eisdorfer
  • Lowy

Settled In:


GARY J GYDUSH- Researching:
Villages:

  • Benadikovce, Saros county
  • Kobyly, Saros county

Surnames:

  • GAJDOS
  • CERULA
  • TERUSCAK
  • RAKOS

Settled In:

    Beccaria and Madera area of Pennsylvania in the 1890's


Tom Washic- Researching:
Villages:

  • unknown

Surnames:

  • Washic
  • Rokitovsky
  • ]

  • Tomchik

Settled In:

    Beccaria and Madera area of Pennsylvania in the 1890's


Stephen Wingreen- Researching:
Villages:

  • Zhegestiv, Nowy Sacz district

Surnames:

  • Wengrin
  • Ptaszkowski

Settled In:

    I am looking for information on the daughters of Wasil & Mary Wengrin - Anna,Katie & Mary. All three daughters were born between 1905 & 1910 while the family was living in Simpson, PA. Wasil was the brother of my great-grandfather, Nicholas Wengrin, of Simpson, PA. Wasil died sometime between 1910 & 1920. His wife, Mary, remarried John (Joe?) Ptaszkowski, but I have reason to believe that the daughters used either Wengrin or Wingreen until they themselves married.


Russell E. Martin- Researching:
Villages:

  • Smerechne, Krosno district
  • Ropjanka, Krosno district

Surnames:

  • Zarycki/Zarecki
  • Kravicz
  • Chmelinski

Settled In:


Theresa Harrison- Researching:
Villages:

  • Swiatkowa Wielka, Jaslo district

Surnames:

  • Bogan / Bagan / Bahan
  • Slota

Settled In:

    Cleveland, Ohio. They moved to Connorsville, Ohio, and eventually, Hartshorne, Ok.


John J Lenchak- Researching:
Villages:

  • Tarnavka, Sanok district

Surnames:

  • Lenchak (Lenczak]
  • Wislocek -Vyslochok?
  • Slanec

Settled In:

    Emmigrated to Pennslyvania in the early 1900,s and then settled in the Cleveland Ohio area.


Micki Wasielewski- Researching:
Villages:

  • Nizny Orlik - Saros County
  • Strocin -Saros County

Surnames:

  • Szimcsakovics -- changed to Senchak
  • Ciciak

Settled In:

    > My grandfather, Janos Szimcsakovics, immigrated to the US in 1905. He changed his name to John Senchak before he became a US citizen. My grandmother, Paraska (Bessie) Ciciak, immigrated in 1912. They met and married in Philadelphia, PA. They moved to Passaic, NJ and ultimately settled in Bayonne, New Jersey around 1917.


Herb Wolff- Researching:
Villages:

  • Uzhhorod area

Surnames:

  • Vogacski
  • Fesko

Settled In:

    Johnstown, PA


Mary Foltz- Researching:
Villages:

  • Miklusovce, Saros county (southwest of Presov, Slovakia)

Surnames:

  • Ivan

Settled In:

    Duquesne, Pa and eventually married and moved her family to Lorain, Ohio.


Elinka A. Kumpon- Researching:
Villages:

  • Boksa, Zemplen county

Surnames:

  • Mosko
  • Popeck
  • Pavlyo
  • Elko

Settled In:


Renee Kozlesky- Researching:
Villages:

  • Bibrka, Lesko district
  • Bereska, Lesko district
  • Small village near Nowy Targ Perhaps nearer to Zakopane

Surnames:

  • Krawec, Krawiec, Krawc
  • Ryloh (or something close) transliterated in English to Rell-ick
  • Kozlecki, Kozlecka, Kozlesky

Settled In:

    Westmoreland County, PA cities of Derry, Latrobe, Greensburg



ED & JOAN- Researching:
Villages:

  • Bajerivci, Saros county

Surnames:

  • Kaperak
  • Hyzak

Settled In:

    Indiana in early 1900's



Lisa Rhea Trimbath Baker- Researching:
Villages:

  • Berezki, Lesko district

Surnames:

  • Terembitz, Trembath
  • Vaingar

Settled In:

    Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Smock, New Salem, Keisterville, Republic, This family was in the US after 1895, then when the father was killed > the mother returned to "old country" with her young son. This son was sent back to Fayette County in 1909 alone.



star6 - Researching:
Villages:

  • Kurov, Saros county

Surnames:

  • BUJDA
  • VIRGALA

Settled In:



Tolisa Mize Horning - Researching:
Villages:

  • Kruzlov / Kruzlova, Saros county

Surnames:

  • Mizenko
  • Rohal

Settled In:

    Cleveland area



Helen Halcovage c/o Anne Halcovage Shollenberger - Researching:
Villages:

  • Bohusha,Grybow District
  • Koroleva Rus'ka, Grybow District

Surnames:

  • Halcovage
  • Herbut

Settled In:

    Lansford, Mt. Carmel and Minersville, PA.



Rosalie Chuma Ashbery- Researching:
Villages:

  • Uzhhorod, Uzh County
  • Virchovina, Galicia [Wierchomla, Nowy Sacz district]

Surnames:

  • CHUMA/CUMA
  • VIDMOSKO
  • KALAMETS/KELEMC
  • WINMAISKA
  • PAVLIK
  • KOHANEC

Settled In:

    Ancestors settled in western Pennsylvania and southern New York State.



Maria Hydock- Researching:
Villages:

  • Boksa, Zemplin Co.
  • Bzany, Zemplin Co.

Surnames:

  • Hydock (Hajduk? or Hayduk?)
  • Teliha

Settled In:

    Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA (briefly), then to Hazleton area of Luzerne Co., PA. Also lived for a time in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Teliha (b. 1866-Bzany) married Michael Hydock (b. 1863-Boksa); they had five children. I'm interested also in the history of the area and the history/origin of the Hydock surname. >



Sharon Ivory- Researching:
Villages:

  • Zvala, ZemplenCounty
  • Kryve, Lesko district

Surnames:

  • SURA
  • BYBEL

Settled In:

    Ignatz and Anna Sura settled in Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania in 1883



jjona- Researching:
Villages:

  • Florynka, Grybow district
  • Wawrzka, Grybow district

Surnames:

  • Kuzemczak

Settled In:



SawdstMkr@aol.com- Researching:
Villages:

  • Zyndranova, Krosno district
  • Barvinok, Krosno district
  • Dehova, Ivano-Frankivsk region

Surnames:

  • Heryla or Haryla
  • Veklicz, Weklicz
  • Sobkow
  • Szopek, Csapek, Chopek

Settled In:



Jim Stevens- Researching:
Villages:

  • Bogusza, Grybow district
  • Korolwewa Ruska, Grybow district

Surnames:

  • Halkowicz / Halkovich
  • Steyck

Settled In:

    Mt. Carmel, PA



DONALD PALKO- Researching:
Villages:

  • Starina, Saros county or Zemplin county - unknown at this point

Surnames:

  • Palko
  • Jasper, Gasper or Gaspar

Settled In:



Klara Broder- Researching:
Villages:

  • Kvasovo [Kovaszo], Bereg county
  • Berehove [Beregszaz], Bereg county
  • Il'nycja [Iloncza], Bereg county

Surnames:

  • Urszta
  • Nohacs

Settled In:



Tom Woitovich- Researching:
Villages:

  • Uscie Ruskie, Gorlice district

Surnames:

  • Woitovich/ Wojtowicz

Settled In:



Keith Koshute, 104 Ninth Street, Windber, PA 15963 - Researching:
Villages:

  • Matovce, Saris County
  • Certez, Rus'ki Komarovci Uzh County

Surnames:

  • Koshuta
  • Varga
  • Knap
  • Bartek

Settled In:

    Mary Knap was a Carpatho-Rusyn young women who immigrated to Windber, PA in August, 1914. She and her neighbors traveling with her were the last contingent to emigrate from Matovce before the WW-I caused immigration to cease.
    Michael Koshute (Koshuta) Sr. immigrated to Windber, PA in November of 1908.



 


Michael Zylich - Researching:
Villages:

  • Florynka, Grybow district
  • Zemplinska

Surnames:

  • Zylich [Zylicz, Zylick, Zillicz
  • Wislocki

Settled In:


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