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Could Duda be a Sorbian (Wendish) surname?

Could Duda be a Sorbian (Wendish) surname?

Posted: 1453258345000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duda
Hi all,

My great grandfather, Theodore Friedrich Machazek, was born in Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany around the end of the 19th century. His father, Joseph Friedrich Machazek, hailed from the town of Wadowice in southern Poland (then Austrian Galicia). His mother's name was Luzmildred Duda. Family lore has it that she was German however I have found that Duda is a Slavic name, more popularly a Polish name. Since my great grandfather came from Gorlitz where the Sorbs (a Slavic minority in Germany) held presence. I was wondering if her surname Duda could have been Sorbian rather than the more commonly placed Polish. At the same time my great grandfather was a very Catholic and patriotic man to Germany.

Re: Could Duda be a Sorbian (Wendish) surname?

Posted: 1469576582000
Classification: Query
DUDA surname holders in Poland:
http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/duda.html
MACHACZEK in Poland:
http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/machaczek.html
www.halgal.com
www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/index.html
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http://www.radixindex.com/en/surnames/surname/duda
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DUDA in 1995 in Slovakia:
Priezvisko DUDA sa na Slovensku v roku 1995 nachádzalo 1118×, celkový počet lokalít: 208, najčastejšie výskyty v lokalitách:
SABINOV, okr. PREŠOV (od r. 1996 SABINOV) – 130×;
PREŠOV, okr. PREŠOV – 58×;
CHMIŇANY, okr. PREŠOV – 34×;
TOVARNÉ, okr. VRANOV NAD TOPĽOU – 30×;
VEĽKÁ LESNÁ, okr. STARÁ ĽUBOVŇA – 29×;
PETRŽALKA (obec BRATISLAVA), okr. BRATISLAVA – 22×;
KEŽMAROK, okr. POPRAD (od r. 1996 KEŽMAROK) – 18×;
VYŠNÝ KAZIMÍR, okr. VRANOV NAD TOPĽOU – 18×;
TRNAVA, okr. TRNAVA – 17×;
BREZOVICA, okr. PREŠOV (od r. 1996 SABINOV) – 16×;
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