Some more info of Aksamits. Seems like name comes from Slovakia/Poland. In 14/15 (?) century (sorry, its not part of history I am strong enough)a local supporter/rebel/ of Jan Huss anti RC/Pope religious movement named Aksamitlived in mountains (at present exactly boudary between Poland and Slovak Republic)and made couple of uprisings. He fought Hohenzollerns who were supporting RC. Finally poor chapAksamit was caught, routinely tortured, burned to ashes and then ashes to canon and fired to air!! That is propably why so many Aksamits are spreaded everywhere in the whole world. The last sentence joke of course. No joking now. Above taken from a torist guide book on this region of Poland. Just on the other side of the boundary with Slovak R. there is a mountain/hill called Aksamitka (adjective from Aksamit)to commemorize our predecessor. On the Polish side of the mountains ( just opposite to Aksamitka) - village called MUSZYNA - there is a plenty of Aksamits. We may expect that number of them on Slovak side. By coincidence I was in a other village called BIERUN, upper Silesia near Oswiecim (Aushwitz), south ofPoland and visiting local cementaryto my surprise I found out plenty of the Aksamits there. My grandfather Tadeusz was from RZESZOWbig town SE (PL) He told me that my grand-grand father was also living there and was sort of railway station master. This may be interest of Kim Aksamit. Tadeusz and his brother Jan were fighting in 1916-1918 for the Polish independence. Jan was killed and his name opens a list of Rzeszow citiziens KIAs fighting for Poland in WW I. In 1928 a brass plate with these names have been attached to a wall of the garrison church in Rzeszow and still exists. There are many Aksamits living in many places in Poland (this is 39 million country) but seems like most of them are insouth-south east of Poland. That confirms theory of connection with the Slovaks . Anyway this is artificial, forcenturies this part of Europe was called Galicia and was under different powers/masters. My father Jerzy (1923) moved to the west of Poland from Rzeszow after WW II and found his place in Wroclaw (Breslau). He died in 1979. I was born in Wroclaw in 1950 and also intend to land in one of my town - Wroclaw - cementaries when my time will come. About 20 plus Aksamits in Tel Dir of Wroclaw. Do not know them. Best regards to all of the Aksamits.