Re: Info on Surname Matala in mid 1800s in Polany (village near Krempna)
My ancestors also were from Polany (Krosno), most if not all were ethnic Lemkos displaced after WW2 to now Lviv, Ukraine & Siberian Russia. I am currently trying to contact these relatives. Greg Gressa compiled a knowledge base for Lemko Surnames & Villages as part of the web site
Under the "Lemko" section click on "Villages and Surnames" that will take you to the "Lemko Village Resource Guide". Look on page 2 village #235 is Polany (Krosno). Matala appears to be a Lemko surname. Is it possible these were your relatives? I will try to copy & paste a post with the info from 1787 Austrian Cadastral Records listed in a seperate message.