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Subject: Re: Hritz from Slovakia
Author: Dolores Friesen
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2003
Classification: Query

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