The answer to your question might be in the ancestral village church records. An ALL site for research in Slovakia: www.iabsi.com/gen/public few others: www.cisarik.com www.pavlovics.com www.helenezx.homestead.comSlovak Pride Index www.iarelative.com www.cgsi.org www.tccwb.org www.surnamenavigator.org Follow BIROSs arrived thru Ellis Island from a village starting with letter O www.stevemorse.org Biros, Andras Ordicske, Hungary Biros, Erzabeth Opalhet, Hungary Biros, Ila Olsav Saruska, Cz. Slov. Biros, Ilona Opalhegy, Hungary Biros, Jan Olsakla, Czechosl Biros, Marton Oskorda Biros, Vaszil Olysav Olsacka (sp?) could be Olsavka, Saris region, Slovak Republic. BIROS' does list in Olsavka area code/UTO 054 phone book. www.zoznamst.sk village Olsavka has 233 inhabitants. www.obce.info http://slovnik.juls.savba.sk/?w=olsavka&s=exact&lang=en&d=kssj4&d=psp&d=scs&d=sss&d=peciar&d=hssjV&d=obce&d=priezviska&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8http://slovnik.juls.savba.sk/?w=olsavka&s=exact&lang=en&d=kssj4&d=psp&d=scs&d=sss&d=peciar&d=hssjV&d=obce&d=priezviska&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 SK has a village named Duplin in Saris region. KABIE makes not sense in Slovak so this surname has to be an Americanized version. COCHMAR also an Americanized surname.