My mothers maiden name was Patala. She was born in a village in western Ukraine that was taken over by the Poles.
Her father came to America in the 1800's to work for a few years then went home to bring his family over but the war broke out. My mother left in the 30s to france where she met my father and they immigrated to Canada in the 50's. The whole family is still in Ukraine - I do however have a 1st cousin who is living in Brookly, N Y he immigrated in 1996