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Slovak Naming Customs

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Slovak Naming Customs

Posted: 4 Jul 2013 11:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Istocsin, Isztoczi, Novak
I'm trying to figure out a puzzle of names for one of my ancestors and her parents. Her name is Anna, a letter that was sent to her from Slovakia (in Hungarian) shows that she was born as Anna Istocsin. However, her father (who was living with her and her husband) on census records in the U.S. is listed as John Novak. On her passenger list, she lists her closest relative back home as her mother, Mária Isztoczi (not sure on the last name there, it was extremely hard to read the writing). Isztoczi seems somewhat close to Istocsin. Do you think that her father changed his last name once in America or is it possible that she took her mother's last name? If she took her mother's, could it have been an altered version (it definitely didn't say "Istocsin" on the passenger list). I would just like to know what the possibilities are for this scenario of names.
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David Pipkin 4 Jul 2013 5:39PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 4 Jul 2013 6:24PM GMT 
David Pipkin 5 Jul 2013 3:53AM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 5 Jul 2013 4:25AM GMT 
David Pipkin 5 Jul 2013 12:01PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 5 Jul 2013 1:12PM GMT 
David Pipkin 5 Jul 2013 1:26PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 5 Jul 2013 1:38PM GMT 
David Pipkin 5 Jul 2013 5:25PM GMT 
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