Re: Last name TYM #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 17:49:48 UTC, n.kraus-friedberg@... asked:

I recently discovered that my gggrandmother's maiden name was TYM.
I've never heard of this name, ever, on anyone. I have, however met
people with the name DYM. Does anyone out there have any information
on these two names and if they are variants of each other?

Nurit Kraus-Friedberg

Searching: REICHER/stryszow, mosciska; FRIEDBERG/Grodno, New York City;
BELKIN/Grodno, New York City; TYM/Galicia in general; RAUCH/Przemysl
In both Polish and Russian, "Dym" means "smoke". In Russian, "T'ma" means
"dark", so that the name might be equivalent to German "Schwarz", but
phonetically that's a stretch.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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