Borinka is a village and municipality in western Slovakia in Malacky District in the Bratislava Region, at the foothills of the Little Carpathians, best known for the Pajštún Castle, but it is also area with a lots of week-end houses (Slovak: chata).
Names and etymology
Older Slovak name Pajštún derives from German Ballenstein or Paulenstein. The current name Borinka (1948) is a result of mistake. Pajštún was incorrectly associated with Szuhabaranka (1273 castrum Borynka) and renamed during post-war trials to return to older Slovak names.
The village lies at an altitude of 235 metres and covers an area of 15.79 km². It has population of 512 people.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bratislava, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1670-1921 (parish B)
- Varsik, Branislav (1984). Z osídlenia západného a stredného Slovenska v stredoveku (in Slovak). Bratislava: Veda, vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied. p. 96.
- Municipal website (in Slovak)
- Surnames of living people in Borinka[permanent dead link]
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