Monday, 18 January 2016
Czech last names in Austria
Austria is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. About 20% of the Austrian population is of immigrant origin. Mostly newcomers are from Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia or the Czech Republic.
Some Austrians, particularly near Vienna, still have rellatives in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, or Hungary.
These immigrants brought their family name with them. After many years or centuries these new residents changed the structure of their names or even created new last names. The German dictionary has no hacek or comma above a letter. Like for example Ě, Č, Ř, Ž, Ý, Í, Š. And this is probably the main reason why those names were a little bit adapted.
You can find some Czech names in the list below.
Here are some examples:
…There are many more last names like these. And there is a big percentage of those that don´t even know they have a foreign origin.