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Old 05-18-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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I am trying to find a German family name "Dernovek" which could of very well been spelled different prior to coming here. Or some family members have been known to change the spelling of their names. I have seen spellings of "Dernovshek" and "Dernovsek". Not sure if they are all just different last names or there is some connection.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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What kind of info are you looking for exactly?
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:39 PM
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Looks like an eastern European name, though your family may have lived in Germany, too.

This website uses the last spelling in an article about Slovenian immigrants.

FEEFHS: Slovenian
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Definitely not a German name.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Sounds Czech to me.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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All I can find is that that my gr grandfather and gr grandmother were born in Germany-Austria. So were their children. They came to Kansas and then ended up in Washington and Oregon. I have a few relatives with the same name but they don't know anything. If you look up the name Dernovek in the USA there is just a fist full of them and we are all related. This is my bio father's family, and I know nothing about them and apparently neither do any of them.

I'm just looking for any info, like the website bjh gave, thank you maybe someone out there has the same name or knows someone that does.

This is what I have

George or Gregory Dernovek b: 1870 Krain Austria d: 1930 Oregon
Johanna Gertrude Skuby b: 1875 Krain Austria d: 1926 Oregon
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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I can't find any generic info about the name. The closest record on ancestry.com that I found were these, do you already have them? I don't know if you have a paid membership on ancestry.com or not.

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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Johanna Dernovick
Name: Johanna Dernovick
Arrival Date: 18 May 1903
Birth Year: abt 1875
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Slovenian
Port of Departure: Havre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: La Champagne
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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Gregor Dermovsck
Name: Gregor Dermovsck
Arrival Date: 4 May 1909
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birth Location: Austria
Birth Location Other: dornbichl
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Slovenian
Port of Departure: Trieste
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Martha Washington
These may not be the right records but since the name is so rare, it suggests they were Slovenian. And again, because the name is so rare, the follow may be of records of your other ancestors which might help - they are all Slovenian, born in Austria, (read this for more info: WikiAnswers - Why were people born in Slovenia and Croatia in the late 19th century sometimes said to have been born in Austria ). If you want any original documents, just DM me with your email address.

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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Maria Dernoviek
Name: Maria Dernoviek
Arrival Date: 20 Mar 1913
Birth Year: abt 1887
Birth Location: Austria
Birth Location Other: sager
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Slovenian
Port of Departure: Trieste
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Martha Washington
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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Stèfan Dernovsek
Name: Stèfan Dernovsek
Arrival Date: 29 Nov 1912
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birth Location: Austria
Birth Location Other: potoskevas
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Slovenian
Port of Departure: Southampton
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: St Louis
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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Johann Dernovsek
Name: Johann Dernovsek
Arrival Date: 16 Mar 1910
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birth Location: Austria
Birth Location Other: maria hal
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Slovenian
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Oceanic
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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Marya Dernovsek
Name: Marya Dernovsek
Arrival Date: 6 Oct 1913
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birth Location: Austria
Birth Location Other: ss jar
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Slovenian
Port of Departure: Trieste
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Kaiser Franz Josef I
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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Michael Dernovsek
Name: Michael Dernovsek
Arrival Date: 9 Jun 1909
Birth Year: abt 1907
Birth Location: Austria
Birth Location Other: tumewlje
Age: 1 Years 6 Months
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Slovenian
Port of Departure: Trisote
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Oceania
I hope that helps and I haven't just given you info you already have!
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Apparently my fathers side of the family descended from the English Helm family.

Very prestigious people indeed.


Helm Family Crest

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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PA2UK The only one I have is Johanna Dernovik, so thank you for the rest. I'm thinking that they are all related some how only because the name is so close and all being of Slovenian Nationality. The "S" was dropped at some point by some family members. Thanks for the link, interesting.

Thanks everyone.
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