Thanks Hania, I've read the tutorial before and it helped me decipher the records. Different priests entered records differently as to the structure of the entry and their handwriting differed as well, also some entered different amounts of informaton so the records aren't really standardized. I have done a web search for the term Chatus and it shows up as both a Hungarian female first name - I think it's a variation of Kate, maybe, maybe not,(?) and it also seems to be the number four in some languages such as Sanskrit and another one near the Himalayas I think. But I've certainly never seen anything even close as an Ukrainan surname.