Hungarian History

With a long and rich heritage, our Hungarian history is an important part of who our ancestors were, who we are now, and who our future generations will turn out to be. From geography and ethnicities to names and occupations, a look at the many aspects of our history are essential pieces to preserving the Hungarian culture and way of life.

At the Hungarian Settlement Historical Society, we are dedicated to remembering and providing Hungarian historical experiences through our museum, our events, our store and membership in our vibrant community.

The Hungarian Book Collection: The Albany-Springfield Branch Library has a large collection of Hungarian Books (both English and Hungarian). Check one out today.

Use the links below to learn more about the history of Hungarians in South Louisiana:

List of Hungarian Family Names of Hungarian Settlement, Louisiana

Pure Hungarian names have been changed as immigrants entered this country. Over time others were changed to make them easier to pronounce and spell for the benefit of doing business in this country. As Hungarians, or Magyars, married other nationalities, their names also changed. So there are many Hungarians with names that do not reflect their Hungarian ancestry, yet appear in this list.

Past & Present:

Amerling

Aranyosi

Bajusz

Balint

Balog

Barbuscak

Bartus

Bata

Bates

Bayus

Belteki

Benis

Berecz

Beregi

Berey

Bika

Blahut

Bodi

Bordok

Boros

Breda

Bruskay

Bugyela

Buskay

Chabina

Chaucer

Chemay

Csaszar

Csemadia

Csicsery

Deak

Deli

Dezso

Dick

Dodd

Duczer

Erdey

Farkas

Fazekas

Feher

Fekete

Filczer

Fisher

Friedman

Frindik

Gajdos

Galya

Gaydos

Glodan

Good

Gubansik

Guyban

Haluska

Handa

Harmat

Helinka

Henkel

Hornyak

Horvath

Hosh

Hudak

Huszar

Ivanyisky

Jason

Jo

Juhasz

Kanyo

Kapusi

Kapusi

Kapusy

Kerek

King

Kiraly

Kish

Kiss

Kives

Kluka

Koles

Koleszar

Kopsco

Korosi

Kostik

Kosztolanyi

Kovach

Kovacs

Kozan

Kreko

Kropog

Laslo

Laszlo

Laszlone

Lezu

Lodej

Magyar

Majering

Majering

Makkos

Makkos

Maklary

Marshall

Maruschak

Matusicki

Matusiczky

Meggyesy

Megyesi

Meray

Meszaros

Meyerling

Mezei

Mocsary

More

Morvay

Muska

Muszka

Nagy

Nemeth

Novak

Nyeki

Odor

Okler

Olah

Orosz

Pal

Palascsak

Papp

Pauli

Pence

Petho

Petra

Pfiffner

Piankoczki

Polar

Polgar

Ponsock

Prebus

Prokop

Racz

Resetar

Roman

Ross

Schiller

Shaffer

Siefert

Spisak

Stifter

Strobel

Szalayi

Szanyi

Szari

Szekely

Szepi

Sziber

Sziszak

Szucs

Tamas

Toth

Trakberger

Treiber

Tuger

Ujvari

Valint

Varga

Vargo

Vassil

Vegh

Velejthy

Vigh

Yager

Yuhasz

Zana

Zboray

Zbugyella

Zoller

Zombo

Zweck

About The Museum

The Hungarian Settlement museum is now OPEN

HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday, Friday and the 2nd Saturday of each month 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Also, open by appointment for tour groups and schools. Contact 225-294-5732

Entrance Admission Fees

Adults $8.00
Seniors and Veterans $6.00
Ages 8 to 18 $4.00
Childern 7 and under Free


It is located in the restored Hungarian Settlement school, and is dedicated to the historical preservation of the Hungarian community in Albany, Louisiana.


Hungarian History

In the late 1800s, Hungarian settlers began to move from the harsh industrial environments of the North and East United States to a more desirable and familiar agricultural environment.


Photo Gallery

Our photo gallery features both historic and recent photos that illustrate the rich history and culture of South Louisiana’s Hungarian settlers. Also includes photos of our museum renovation.