As part of geneablogger’s Surname Saturday prompt, I have decided to start a series in which I post a little bit about each of my Czech ancestral surnames.
I decided to start with my 4th great grandmother, Kathařina Folta.
Folta is a fairly common surname
in the Czech Republic today, as you can tell from the Czech surname density map at kdejsme.cz
. The most dense population of Folta’s is found in okres (district) Valašské Meziříčí
. This town is currently located in the kraj (region) Zlín.
Kathařina Folta’s birth record shows that she was born in #2 Zabřeh (nad Odrou – the village that is very close to Vítkovice) on 12 Nov 1822 to Valentin Folta, bauer [farmer], and Maryanna daughter of Wenzeslaus Novak, bauer v. hier = farmer from here. Thank you Carl Linert!
Here is a zoomed version:
Here is how I am related to the Folta family:
Katherine Elizabeth Vasicek
Mark Edward Vasicek
Victor Frederick Vasicek
Elizabeth Agnes Michna
Are you a Folta? Are you Czech? Where are you or your Czech ancestors from?