Ilona Szabó

Brief Life History of Ilona

When Ilona Szabó was born on 22 June 1894, her father, Menyhért Szabó, was 31 and her mother, Ilona Fábián, was 25. She married Lajos Somodi on 5 December 1915, in Budapest, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun, Hungary. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 24 October 1972, in Budapest, Hungary, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Lajos Somodi
Ilona Szabó
Marriage: 5 December 1915
Gizella Somodi
Lajos Somodi
Béla Somody
Imre Somodi
József Somodi
Ilona Somodi
László Somodi
Anna Somodi
László Somodi

Sources (7)

  • Birth record
  • Marriage record
  • Szabó Ilona, "Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980"

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World Events (5)


WWI. Hungary fights on the losing side and the monarchy collapses.


Hungary loses large part of territory to Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia and Yugoslavia. The National Assembly restores Kingdom of Hungary. Horthy becomes regent and remains influential until 1944.


Germany raise treaties in Munich and Vienna in which Southern Slovakia and Northern Transylvania were returned to Hungary.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Hungarian Zoltan, Laszlo, Bela, Imre, Sandor, Tibor, Istvan, Lajos, Andras, Gabor, Jozsef, Antal.

Hungarian (Szabó): occupational name for a tailor, szabó. Compare Sabo .

Jewish (from Hungary; Szabó): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname, or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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