I am searching for anyone with the last name of Baron or Barron who might
have something in common with my ancestry. My ggggrandfather, Shabbsai Alk
or Alkano who originally lived in Italy, settled somewhere in Russia/Poland
in the late 1700 to early 1800's. He and his wife had 5 sons and in order
to escape the military, two kept the surname of Alk and two were given
the surname of Baron. The other left for foreign ground. Yitzhok,
Benjamin and Abram remained Alks, Israel and Shmuel became Barons. There
may also have been a sister. Abram was born about 1833, but I don't know
about his siblings. The family lived in the vicinities of Krinik (Krynki),
or Bialystok. Shabbsai was a tanner.
Any information greatly appreciated. If anyone has contact with any
Barons, it would be wonderful if you could forward this info to them. I
have so far been unable to make any headway researching under Alk alone.
Searching:Alk,Kaflowitz >from Krinki, Bialystok