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Gyorg Buros

Gyorg Buros

Posted: 14 Sep 2011 5:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Sep 2011 1:55AM GMT
Surnames: Matis
Have just recently began working on this. My grandfather, Gyorg Buros, came from a town in Austria Hungary called Gombas. My father visited there in the 1930's. But as far as I can tell, it no longer exists by that name, and has been changed to a Slovakian name. I believe it is now Hubova. It was located near the town of Dolny Kubin.
My grandmother's maiden name was Matis. She was from a town in Slovakia called Liptovsky Hradok.
I do not believe my family was nobility, so I'm wondering whether they would have ever seen a coat a arms.
If you can provide any information on the Matis name it would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Gyorg Buros

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 12:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Sep 2011 1:56AM GMT
Old names for the village of Hubova:

Hubová RK/ZI liptov. po 1882–1951 pričl. o. Ľubochňa.
1773 Gombas, Gombás, Gombass, 1786 Gombasch, 1808, 1863–1913 Gombás, 1920–1948 Gombáš, 1948– Hubová

The village is actually closer to the town of Ruzomberok than to Dolny Kubin. It is 7 or 8 miles northeast of Ruzomberok, downstream from it along the Vah River.

"Gomba" in Magyar/Hungarian and "huba" in Slovak mean mushroom.

As of 1995, there was still at least one person surnamed Buros living in the village. Places in Slovakia where people named Buros lived in 1995:

Priezvisko BUROŠ sa na Slovensku v roku 1995 nachádzalo 10×, celkový počet lokalít: 6, v lokalitách:
RUŽOMBEROK, okr. LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ (od r. 1996 RUŽOMBEROK) – 3×;
ČERNOVÁ (obec RUŽOMBEROK), okr. LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ (od r. 1996 RUŽOMBEROK) – 2×;
LIPTOVSKÁ OSADA, okr. LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ (od r. 1996 RUŽOMBEROK) – 2×;
ĽUBOCHŇA, okr. LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ (od r. 1996 RUŽOMBEROK) – 1×;
GBELCE, okr. NOVÉ ZÁMKY – 1×;
HUBOVÁ, okr. LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ (od r. 1996 RUŽOMBEROK) – 1×;

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Priezvisko BÚROŠ sa na Slovensku v roku 1995 nachádzalo 3×, celkový počet lokalít: 2, v lokalitách:
DOLNÝ KUBÍN, okr. DOLNÝ KUBÍN – 2×;
ŽAŠKOV, okr. DOLNÝ KUBÍN – 1×;


The surname Matis occurs in and around Dolny Kubin (10 miles north of Ruzomberok), rather than in Liptovsky Hradok, which is more than 20 miles east of Ruzomberok.

Priezvisko MATIS sa na Slovensku v roku 1995 nachádzalo 575×, celkový počet lokalít: 147, najčastejšie výskyty v lokalitách:
NÁMESTOVO, okr. DOLNÝ KUBÍN (od r. 1996 NÁMESTOVO) – 25×;
KRÁSNA (obec KOŠICE), okr. KOŠICE – 22×;
NAD JAZEROM (obec KOŠICE), okr. KOŠICE – 20×;
VECHEC, okr. VRANOV NAD TOPĽOU – 19×;
DOLNÝ KUBÍN, okr. DOLNÝ KUBÍN – 16×;
JUH (obec KOŠICE), okr. KOŠICE – 16×;
DARGOVSKÝCH HRDINOV (obec KOŠICE), okr. KOŠICE – 15×;
DLHÁ NAD ORAVOU, okr. DOLNÝ KUBÍN – 14×;
PREŠOV, okr. PREŠOV – 13×;
KRAČÚNOVCE, okr. BARDEJOV (od r. 1996 SVIDNÍK) – 12×;

I would assume that the surname is derived from the firstname Matej, a version of Matthias. As a geberal rule, only families who belonged to the nobility had family coats of arms.

Re: Gyorg Buros

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 6:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Sep 2011 6:36PM GMT
also other families like middle-class, merchants,farmers and so on without nobility (without "von" before the lastname) often had coat of arms in Austria-Hungary and also still in use.

http://heraldik-wiki.de/index.php?title=B%C3%BCrgerwappen
http://www.schwarzerloewe-leipzig.de/buergerwappen.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgher_arms
On the European continent, there is a clear difference between noble arms and burgher arms.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Arms#Other_countries
http://www.google.at/search?hl=de&q=B%C3%BCrgerwappen&am...
http://www.google.at/search?hl=de&q=B%C3%BCrgerwappen&am...

Re: Gyorg Buros

Posted: 20 Sep 2011 4:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for doing this research, but as my Slovak is nil at best, I don't understand exactly what this info is indicating.
Example: what does okr mean? Does this indicate the differences in the names of each village? And what do the numbers, i.e., 2x, mean?
My father had visited Gombas as a young man, and had traveled there from Dolny Kubin. He never was in Ruzomberok, although my grandfather did live there for a while, as well.
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