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From: "Nick Tullius" <>
Subject: Re: [DVHH] Name Changes - Nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 19:36:36 -0500
Your dates reflect very accurately the struggle for the building in Hungary
of an ethnic Magyar state. In the Banat, the daily life of most Swabians in
the villages was not much affected; they did their work and followed their
customs; they had little to do with politics and only dealt with "the
authorities" as needed (for example, if they needed documents to travel to
America). Communications were not what they are today.
The 'ethnic Germans' in the cities faced a tougher situation: surrounded by
more Magyar culture and closing of German-language schools, many were
Later, in the 1920s and 1930s, many returned to their 'ethnic German' roots.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Darlene De
Sent: December 2, 2006 12:35 PM
Subject: [DVHH] Name Changes
This past year I have been researching the names changes for Hungary and
Austria and have made a time line, please feel free to correct any
errors and add information, my research is not complete.
1843: Register procedures for vital records were amended, all are to be
kept in Hungarian, up to this time they were either in German or Latin.
1848: German was reintroduced as the official language for the whole Empire.
1850: Banat's Roman Catholic Bishopric issues an order that all church
registers are to be completed again in the Latin languge, this is the
case up to 1881
1867: German place names must be changed to Hungarian, it once again is
the offical language in the Banat.
1881: Hungarian is now the official language of the Roman Catholic Church.
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