Two "bushes", unknown common tale . . .
. . .of the family MONDOVICS in the historical Hungary.
first known person: Jónás Mondovics (1742 - 4.02.1806)
generations: 9 (period 1742 -)
first known persons: Lázár Mondovics (1693 - 14.05.1776) and
Mihály Mondovics (1689 - 18.05.1776)
generations: 7 (period 1689 - 1895)
Used form of the name: Mondovics, Mondovich, Mondovits, Mondović
The origin of the name, the forms of the name
The origin of the name very likely Slavic. According to various opinions the origin can be Croatian
(bunievac), or Serbian. There is viewpoint, the origin of the name is Slovakian or Slovenian,
because the name doesn't suit the rule's requirements of forming of Croatian names (in general
formed by the first name).
There is another standpoint the root of the name came from a Latin-Normann word (mond,
mondo) completed by the suffix -vics similarly as the forming of name of Southern Slavic Nations.
This theory refers to the ancient connections of Slavic-Illyrian people by the side of Adriatic sea.
The name emerged suddenly in the 18th century on two places in Hungary, registered in the register
of births as Hungarian people unambiguously, caused trouble to the family researcher later. It shows
the earliest immigration to Hungary and the undertaking of being as Hungarians resulted much earlier.
It was a typical process under the pressure of church and worldly power of that time in the Western
Hungarian region, so the identity of consciousness of ethnic minority, who lived there, decreased
gradually, the assimilation was very strong. Typical of the descendants' behaviour from Novi Sad
and Timisoara nowadays the keeping of consciousness as Hungarians is strong.
The typical effects to the written form of the name all over the world:
- convention of registration of birth
the orthographical rules, conventions of a given historical period in the church registration;
a good example of the phenomenon the story of Joseph Mondovics' name in the same register
Catherine Mondovics' registration of birth (November 1, 1770)
Michael Mondovits' registration of birth (April 1, 1780)
- the practical requirement of permanent residence
the immigrated descendants to USA used a modified form of the name: Mondovich; but it
wasn't general, most of descendants kept the original form, Mondovics;
in Bachka the original name, Mondovics modified according to the local rules: Mondović
List of craftsmen and traders: MONDOVICS
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