Did any of your family come from Scranton or Jessup PA? that is where my grandfather settled right after he came to the USA in 1906 from Vesny Jablonka in north eastern Slovakia. There are a few of us now, on the Kaschak list, that believe we are related. It is not a common name. My grandfather came to the US with a brother who was lost in NYC. So somewhere, there are descendents from that brother. However, typically, in the Slovakian villages, you can find many families with the same last name. The villages are very isolated by numerous mountains. Interesting stuff.