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Polish surnames of Hungarian / Ruthenian / Rusyn origin

Bartkowiak 5 | 114
31 Jan 2016 #1
Please list surnames of Hungarian origin. These can include Hungarian roots and Polish suffixes.
gumishu 14 | 6,288
31 Jan 2016 #2
I studied together with a girl whose surname was Sabo (pronounced Szabo/Shabo) it is a Hungarian surname afaik
OP Bartkowiak 5 | 114
31 Jan 2016 #3
Bernatowicz is of Hungarian origin (atleast the root is), Szabowicz is of Hungarian origin (atleast the root is) and Akosowicz.

Merged: Is my surname of Ruthenian or Rusyn origin?

Here I am again, sent back by a wall of geology. Is 'Bernatowicz' of Ruthenian or Rusyn origin? Thanks
17 Oct 2018 #4
unable to find any record of surname Sapianik - supposedly Polish and connected to Wilna during 1912

please help with surname Sapianik used by family relatives who arrived at ellis island during 1906 & 1912 but no records can be found - thank you.
Lyzko 42 | 9,492
17 Oct 2018 #5
I suppose that my family name 'Pajdo' must therefore be possibly Goral, perhaps Slovak, in origin.
DominicB - | 2,707
18 Oct 2018 #6
Try Hungarian. From "paitas". Influenced by Polish "pajda", which is a word of Turkish origin. My guess is that the protoplast was a Vlach, an ethnic group that once dominated the highlands of the Carpathians. The Górals are descended from Vlach herdsmen, as are present-day Rumanians.
Lyzko 42 | 9,492
18 Oct 2018 #7
Makes as much sense as any explanation. Thanks, DominicB!
Spike31 3 | 1,706
20 Oct 2018 #8

Surname: Turłaj

I had a childhood friend with this surname. His father's family was of Hungarian origin who moved to Poland
27 Nov 2018 #9
What is the name Kargol? This surname might be misspelled
22 Jan 2019 #10
My Grandmother Julia Witeczek name is shown on ellis island passenger record from the ship MAIN, Bremen, Germany with an Ethnicity of Austrian, Ruthenian with a place of residence in Niwza, Galicia. She arrived with her two sons (same last name) in NYC on December 28,1909. She was 27 years old. I have always been told I Grandmother was Polish. All the manifests show the same last name with czek not czuk.

Can this be an incorrect entry. Or am I Ukrainian?
27 Apr 2019 #11
My surname is Kapas, and my grandparents came from Poland. Now I have been told that Kapas is a Hungarian surname. Can anyone clarify if there was a significant migration of Hungarians to Poland and when? Thank you.
kaprys 3 | 2,181
28 Apr 2019 #12
Kapaś is also used in Ukraine. Google Andriej Kapaś, a Polish tennis player born in Ukraine.
I believe there were some Hungarian immigrants to Poland, but there were definitely more Ukrainians/Ruthenians.
You'd have to study your family history to find out more.
3 May 2019 #13
Thank you for the information!
5 Mar 2021 #14
My Grandfather's last name is Laba and Grandmother is Bojko. I believe they were both Greek Catholic Ruthenians from modern day southern Poland. Their language on the shipping manifest was Ukrainian. They immigrated to Ellis Island in 1909. My Grandfather's village was from Bukowice, Galacia/Austria. Is there a way I can identify where're this village is located. It seems there are a few options in Poland with that name.

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