Addition to the History of the Wagon-Keepers. The Presence of the Noble Kemenczky Clan of Kemencze in Komárom

The aim of the research is to understand why the Komárom wagon-keepers passed on their feudal traditions until the first half of the 20th century. What family and occupational ties were necessary for this social stratum to survive until 1945? In order to answer this question, it is necessary to look into the history of individual clans using genealogy. This will give us a picture of family relationships, occupation, and the variability of the latter. From the study of these relationships, we can get an idea of the stratification and religious endogamy of the wagon-keepers. However, we must not forget their legal status in the town. The question arises for the wagon-owning clans: when and how many times did they prove their nobility (if at all)? Of course, there were also examples where they entered the civil order despite their noble status. The Kemenczky clan of Kemencze is relatively well documented and their activities in Komárom can be well analysed. It is possible to observe the problems caused by the misspelling of a surname, which could only be finally resolved 100 years later.