About the History of Medvecky Family
Roots of squiral family of Medvecky originate from the 13th century ( cca. 1280-1290 AD),
when the family was given The Title of Squire.
The following written document about Medvecky family comes from 1355, when the King Ludovit gave to Ladislav and Urban a title of Hungarian Nobility. As a sign of honour Ladislav and Urban were given land of area 10 old units "poplužie" of the forest called Orava situated by the Medvecky brook. In 1370 their brother Opilius was also included in the family root and family property.
The Medvecky Family was also the owner of the area of Maly Bysterec that is nowadays a part of Dolny Kubin. Maly Bysterec was originally settled as a squiral settlement that was separated from Orava Castle estate. In 1355 this land was given to Jakub and Miko defined as a area of 10 units "poplužie" by the Bysterec brook, which rises in Kubinska Hola.
Medvecky, Medveczky, Medvedzky troop belongs to the old traditional families in the region of Orava. Many family members used the Title "Medveczei és Kis Bisterczei" or "Kis Bisterczai és Medveczei" referred as "Medvecky from Medvedzie" and "Maly Bysterec" or vice versa till the end of The 1st World War.
Some family members changed their surname at the end of 18th and in 19th century for various reasons. As a result some new family names emerged, for example Ursínyi, Medve, Medvesy, Bäer, Kaftan, Tomovics, Laurovics etc. These surnames were then used in longer or shorter time. Later many of family members returned to the original surname Medvecky.
From the second half of the 19th century till nowadays the second surname to the family name Medvecky were carried on. Here are some examples: Adaca, Baer, Baher, Beno, Borsuk, Ciglieda, Fercík, Gasper, Gergel, Heretík, Holub, Hura, Jancek, Kukla, Martiš, Martinek, Matejek, Mucha, Ollo, Pavlík, Páterek, Pišút, Rapák, Šeben, etc.