I was a bit startled to hear some Slovaks tell me that my surname (Polacek) is of Czech or Moravian origin as my father and his relatives all consider themselves Slovaks. Actually it seems like there are quite a few Slovaks with what appear to be Czech surnames. From what I hear any name that ends with a -cek is usually a Czech name meaning "son of" or "little" and the Slovak equivalent is -cik. Assuming this is true, what would have caused a Czech migration to Slovak lands? Hapsburgs vs. Protestants? War in Moravia?