You are the first person I've run across researching the surname MANAK. I also have MANAK ancestors. They lived in Hoveze, Moravia in the 1830s - Marie MANAK and husband Martin SCHEPENKA (uncertain about spelling of Schepenka). Their daughter Mary Veronica SCHEPENKA came to New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. in the 1850s. Does anyone know where Hoveze is located?