Re: Joannes & Sophia (Bubak) Pochiba family of Nova Bystrica
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Joannes & Sophia (Bubak) Pochiba family of Nova Bystrica
Kathleen Anthony 7/23/13
The surname is spelled Pochyba in Slovakia today; there are still about 50 people surnamed Pochyba or (for females) Pochybova living in Nova Bystrica today.The word "pochyba" means doubt, uncertainty.
It was a tradition that, when fraternal twins were born one male and one female, they be named Adam and Eva.Not always, but maybe half the time.