Gajary (German: Gayring) is a village and municipality in western Slovakia close to the town of Malacky in the Bratislava region. It lies around 40 km (25 statute miles) north-west of Slovakia's capital Bratislava close to the Austrian border. The village has around 3500 inhabitants.
Main street with the church
The village is an important archaeological site: findings from the Neolithic period, Eneolithic period, Bronze Age, early Slavic period (several Slavic settlements) have been excavated there. Ing. Ján Kubíček (1922–2003) former head of Finance at Slovakia's Ministry of Internal Affairs was born there.
Names and etymologyEdit
The Slovak name Gajary (1460 Gayary) comes from German personal name Geier (1337 Gaywar, later German name was Gairing). In the 14th century, the village had also the Hungarian name Öregház (Old House, 1377 Eureghaz), but the name was forgotten and then they used the name of German origin Gajár.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bratislava, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1657-1895 (parish A)
- Varsik, Branislav (1984). Z osídlenia západného a stredného Slovenska v stredoveku (in Slovak). Bratislava: Veda, vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied. p. 102.