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Surnames from Bohemia

Surnames from Bohemia

Kathy Hinton (View posts)
Posted: 987076800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Trutna, Palasova, Pestal, Pestalova, Pospisel, Korista, Stula
I'm trying to find information on my ancestors. My great-great-grandfather, Josef Trutna came to Nebraska in May 1875, from Gerschdorf in Moravia. His wife was Frances Pestal (Pestalova). First wife's name was Palasova Frantiska. The Korista's came Silver Lake Minnesota from Nalisna, Moravia in 1874. Any information would be helpful. Thank-you.


Joseph Pesta (View posts)
Posted: 990792000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pesta, Styjk
I am not sure of my surname's origin, but I understand that Pesta might have had letters removed from the original longer spelling to make a shorter surname. My family and I live in Scranton, Pa. I am originally from Old Forge, PA. I have cousins somewhere in Ohio. My grandfather's wife's maiden name was Frances Styjk. My grandfather's name was Josef Pesta. He is supposedly from Kvastov, Bohemia and came to Ellis Island in 1912.

Re: Surnames from Bohemia

anne (View posts)
Posted: 1046634555000
Classification: Query
Hi kathy,
I'm in the same boat with you. Josef Trutna was my great-great-great grandfather. If I get any info I'll give it to you!

Re: ancestors

Posted: 1361424964000
Classification: Query
To those seeking pesta, my great great grandmother changed Pescinska to pesta upon comming to the us.
Hope that helps.
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