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Subject: Re: [UKR-ZAKARPATSKA] Maiden name - Fedych
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:18:55 -0000
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The Slavic word for blacksmith is "kovac'" from "kov," meaning metal. In several variations, it is a very common surname among various Slavic groups. The word was borrowed very early on by Magyar/Hungarians, so that it is also a very common surname among them. The Magyar spelling is "kovacs" (not "kovacz").
One of the surnames shown is Krivak; that surname means one who limps. If this is the same Julia, one of the surnames is either from an earlier marriage or is a family alias, an alternative surname.
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