Re: Unique Surnames #general

Benzy Shani <bzs@...>

The earliest known record of this name is in Krasnoye at the turn of the
(20th) century -- my GGF Chayim Leib Shelnitz and his siblings.
All current Shelnitzes (that are known to us) are descendants of either
Chayim Leib or his brother Aizik. And there really aren't many; my father
(who emigrated to Israel in 1969) has a few cousins in the US, and that's it.
My brothers and I haven't done much for perpetuating the name as we have
changed our name to the more Hebrew-sounding Shani.

Benzy Shani
Ofra, Israel

I greatly support the initiative of Roger Lustig >from the GER-SIG
to record the unique surnames we have discovered and
their geographical origin "as far as we know". I would
rather post them on one of the lists so they will
enter to eternity in the Jewishgen or the SIG archives.
My first batch >from my own experience and resesarch:
KOENIGSBUCH- my maternal family. All >from BRZESKO,Galicia.
LANDESDORFER-all >from KRAKOW.Some married to my
maternal family. LAMENSDORF-all >from BOCHNIA,KRAKOW,TARNOW.
Happy Hanukkah.
Jacob Rosen

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