Re: Unique Surnames #general
Benzy Shani <bzs@...>
SHELNITZ.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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.
I greatly support the initiative of Roger Lustig >from the GER-SIG