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Subject: Re: the origin of PUSKAS
Author: Anon.   (guest)
Date: May 23, 2004 at 6:56 AM
Reply to: Re: the meaning of surname PUSKAS by Sean Foglai

His family name is an abridgment: He was born Ferenc Purczeld, but when nationalism swept Hungary in 1935, German ancestry was not a good thing to have. But still, Puszkasz seems to be a genuine Hungarian name, though I don't know what it means... Perhaps it is a borrowing from Polish after all: it resembles Puszkarz, a surname that means 'gunsmith'.

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