|These are the surnames I am currently researching:ARVAJOVICS, FEHER, GAL, HOLIVA, KNAAK, KNACK,KOVACIC, KRUTAK, LIGDA, MARTONY, MARTONYI, PALYA, PIROCH, PYTELL, SPRICK, SZCZOTKA.|
The ARVAJOVICS, MARTONY/MARTONYI, PIROCH, PALYA, LIGDA lines are all originally from Velke Saris, Slovakia. They eventually settled in Passaic, NJ and moved onto Cleveland, OH. All my information is backed up by documentation and actual parish register records.
The KNACK/KNAAK and SPRICK lines are both from Germany. The SPRICK's originated from Barth, Pommern, Germany. They eventually settled in Cleveland, OH.
The FEHER and KOVACIC lines are from Dinjevac, Croatia and Kloster, Croatia, respectively. The surname FEHER is of Hungarian origin though, meaning "white". They settled in Benwood, WV, then the Niles/Warren/Youngstown, OH area.
The SZCZOTKA line is from Milowka, Poland. They settled in Washington, PA, then Niles, OH and Cleveland, OH.
As for the rest (GAL, HOLIVA, KRUTAK AND PYTELL), I will be researching them further in the future.
If you have any input, questions or comments, feel free to email me.