Thanks for the prompt response Jim.The name meaning could give me a clue or alternatives to start the research.The "y" sound in Hungarian does mean "from", so you gave me a different perspective. I have found Elek, the place so perhaps I should focus my research on this angle. I have a habit of working backwards. Elek is a family name also and it looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me to unravel this branch of Aracsy. Finally I will consult historical maps to find the villages of Aracs or Arács.Thanks again Jim.