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Re: Zalac Surname

Posted: 1339206776000
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ŽALAC (sounds like zhalats) is the 497th most common name in Croatia. Actually Yugoslavia has not existed since 1991, when Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence. correct font is


It is a MYTH that names were changed "at Ellis Island upon arrival"!!! In fact it was illegal to tamper with ship manifests that were prepared at the port of depature in Europe, from passports carried by our ancestors.

Searchin immigration records finds no listings for JELLOTS, which proves this is a MYTH

Here are some records I find for your Grandfather.

In WW II all men born as early as 1877 were required to register (although most did not serve in the military)

Name: Nick Michael Jellots
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1878
Birth Place: Yugoslavia
Residence: Dunlap, Redstone TWP, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Wife Rosie
Employer Wylie Coal Co. Place of Employment Superior, Fayette Co PA

His Social Security app he gave the following info (bit different birthdate)

Nick Jellots DOB 15 Nov 1879 DOD May 1963

1920 Cumberland, Greene Co PA
Name Age
Nick Jellots 40
Rosa Jellots 30
Mike Jellots 12
Paul Jellots 10
Joe Jellots 7
Pete Jellots 5
Mary Jellots 1
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1930 census Luzerne, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Name Age
Nick Jellots 52 immigrated 1900 Naturalized
Rosy Jellots 40 immigrated 1906 Alien
Mike Jellots 20
Paul Jellots 18
Joseph Jellots 16
Peter Jellots 14
Mary Jellots 11
Andrew Jellots 8
Helen Jellots 8

Not likely they were from Zagreb. It is more likely they came from near Slunj or Ogulin or perhaps Samobor areas, this is where I find these names in US immigration records.... although I find neither. We just took a genealogy tour group to this area 2 weeks ago

And I find neither arriving on the St Laurent. Where are you finding this info?

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

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