Hungary SIG #Hungary *re: SZARVADY #hungary


Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Georges and all,

The best way to check similar spellings or pronouncing is to submit them to Soundex codes comparison. In this case:

TSARFATI
Daitch-Mokotoff: 497300
NARA: T261

SARFATI
Daitch-Mokotoff: 497300
NARA: S613

SZARVADY
Daitch-Mokotoff: 497300
NARA: S613

In other words, there is a *high possibility* that both surnames belonged to the same family, BUT...

... but, we all know that the "hungarization" of foreign names didn't follow any logical rules. So, even given the evidence above, I would suggest that your friend searches for documentation that this change indeed occurred.

The Mormons have a film of the book below:
Sza'zadunk Ne'vva'ltoztata'sai
(this century's changes of names)
a book published by Viktor Hornyanszky in 1895, which contains thousands of surnames of people who "hungarized" their names >from 1800 to 1893.

Regards
Tom

At 00:00 -0600 03.03.2006, georges.graner@... wrote:
Subject: SZARVADY
From: georges <georges.graner@...>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 08:34:06 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

Hello Siggers,
One of my French friends asks whether SZARVADY is or might be a
magyarization of TSARFATI ?
What do you think ?

Georges GRANER (Paris, France)
georges.graner@...
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Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

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