I have just learned from a genealogist in Slovakia that my grandfather's real surname is SUGAR. Our family has gone by the last name of SVONAVEC for years.
My grandfather's name was John Andrew Sugar Svonavec and he was born on 11 Feb 1883 in Muranska Zdychava, Slovakia. His father was Martinus Sugar & his mother was Catharina Antoni.
Martinus Sugar Svonavec (b 20 Sep 1828) was the son of Martinus Sugar & Maria Sziman.
No one seems to know why the surname of Svonavec was taken. It seems odd but documents have been found showing Sugar-Svonavec.
Looking for any information on the Sugar family from Muranska Zdychava, Slovakia.
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Annie (Hanno) from Minnesota
(Hanno was the name my grandmother used to call me)