JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hunbany, Romania #general
I don't have a straight answer for you, but I can make a couple oftoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
It's always better to provide as much information as you have. For
instance, given your ggf's name and date of arrival, it would be
possible to look up his manifest and check your reading of the town's
name. Or you might want to post an image of the manifest to ViewMate,
so others can try to decipher the name.
As for the name itself, given that Transylvania (the border region
between Hungary and Romania) is famous for mining, the second part,
"bany" is probably >from the Hungarian "banya", meaning mine. "Hun"
might just refer to Hungarian, but as it happens, there is also a
formerly Hungarian county, Hunyad, and at least one town in Hunyad,
Korosbanya (Romanian: Baia de Cris), that might be a suspect. In
addition, there are several dozen Romanian towns listed on transindex
whose former Hungarian names contain "banya". (It's also a possibility
that the name is abbreviated, either intentionally because it was long,
or because the official recording the information had difficulty with it.)
For looking up place names, the 1913 gazetteer at http://www.bogardi.com
and the index of Hungarian place names at
http://sebok2.adatbank.transindex.ro/ are good places to start.
And it's always a good idea to post questions to the Romanian (and
Hungarian) special interest groups, where you might find more specialized
....... tom klein, toronto
"Albert Brookenthal" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: