meschanin #belarus


Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

An archivist at Odessa Archives told us that meschanin (on all my gggparents
papers) was used to describe Jewish "petty Bourgeois" - tailor, barber, etc.
and it was used on those descendents born or married in Odessa as well.

Jenni Hymoff
Canary Islands, Spain
HYMOFF and KADETSKY (Poland)
REDLER and KRAVETSKY (Odessa, Kamenets-Litovsk, NovoPoldolsk-Kherson
Gubernia)

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