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Subject: Re: Hritz from Slovakia
Author: Dolores Friesen
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2003
Is this Robert in Denver, Colorado who is my nephew? Or another Robert Hritz. Our surname came from the area near Margecany, Slovakia. It is said to be a Rusyn or sub-Carpathian Ruthenian name. At one point in history, these folks were asked to choose to be Ukrainian, Russian or Slovak and our line chose Slovak. I don't know the meaning of the name but someone has said it means the color red and that Hritzkovin means red-headed but I can't check that out.
Dolores Hritz Friesen