Re: So called "Bogdan" in Czechoslovakia #general
That's nice but a bit misleading.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The 1913 gazeteer of greater Hungary (bogardi.com) lists eight places
for "bogdan", where it is the customary Hungarian usage to prepend an
adjective, such as "nyir-" or "tisza-" to distinguish it >from other
places with the same name.
In this particular case, Nyirbogdany is one of the two that are still
in present-day Hungary (Dunabogdany is the other), that were never
part of Czechoslovakia - which probably rules them out. Three of the
others are in present-day Slovakia, 2 in Romania, and 1 in Ukraine.
Only 2 of the hits were in the same megye (county).
The four most likely candidates are the 3 Slovak towns, and the one in
the Ukraine, and my bet is on Tiszabogdany (Maramaros), which is
present-day Bohdan in the Ukraine. (It's also in the JewishGen
....... tom klein, toronto
PS. "Bogdan" was once a very common given name, of Slavic origin,
which means "gift of god" (equivalent to "Theodore" or "Netanyahu" :-)).
It later became a surname, as well as a place name.
Phyllis Kramer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Eve Line Blum posted : I couldn't find any town named "Bogdan" inThere is an oh so simple way to find this town...go to the JewishGen