my name is kristina and I am born tomko. Dont get confused by the ending of my name - all female names in Slovakia end with ova, meaning "belonging to tomko".
it was very nice for me to see someone trying to find his/her routs.
I know for fact that some of my relatives did immigrate to the U.S. between wars but to avoid confusion I have to check first before I give you any names or dates.
anyhow as you know, the name tomko does come from Slovakia. I live there (in Bratislava - the capital) so in case you have any questions about SVK go ahead. No, in slovakia is no war :)... that is a common reply to a FAQ.
To set things straight - slovakia is not a former part of austria. It has been a part of a dual monarchy Austria-Hungary along with other countries and nations.... tomko is not an austrain surname (they speak german).