Re: family tradition: Bernstein from town of Bernstein #general


Jake Goldstein
 

At 09:35 AM 7/6/2008, Suzanne Stone <suzannestone@comcast.net> wrote:

I am new to JewishGen and this name is too common to search the archives
easily. My paternal grandfather [...] had a family tradition that the family
surname was BERNSTEIN >from a town in which everyone is named Bernstein.
[...] Does this story about the surname and town sound familiar to anyone?
Bernstein means amber. In Polish it is Bursztyn. There is a town with this
name, not far >from L'viv, which ended up in the Ukraine when borders were
settled after WWII. Its geographic coordinates are Lon 24 deg 38 mins E,
Lat 49 deg 16 mins N.

Jake Goldstein

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