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Rapach surname

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Re: rapach

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear John,

My grandfather John Rapach came from the town Lisko, which is the German spelling, because that was Austria-Hungary, at the time. After WWI, Poland was a country again, and the name was changed to Lesko, which is the Polish spelling. The nationalities, in my area that came from Galicia (the province name) are Polish, Ukrainian, German, Russians, Slovaks, and Jews. You have to realize, there was no Checkoslovakia at that time either. Galicia was, what is now, south eastern Poland, western Ukraine, Slovakia, Moravia, and nothern Hungary. Got to close now.

Bill Roberts
p.s. My grandfather changed his name to Roberts for economic reasons.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
taveira 5 Mar 2000 6:07PM GMT 
william roberts 24 Jun 2000 5:02PM GMT 
Lee Moench 9 Mar 2003 10:21PM GMT 
Diane 8 Mar 2001 4:55PM GMT 
sweetpea116 8 Dec 2001 5:50PM GMT 
John Rapach 27 Jun 2003 4:34PM GMT 
broberts905 1 Mar 2009 3:14AM GMT 
broberts905 1 Mar 2009 2:58AM GMT 
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