Re: Jewish surnames in Galicia #general


Bob Fitterman
 

I was intrigued by the comment >from Tom Klein about family names ending in "kin".
Some of my relatives were named "Gishkin" later "Giskin" and I wondered if this might
be of this pattern. I don't recognize the woman's name this might be based on, but if
someone can guess one, please let me know. Thanks.

incidentally, there are a whole series of surnames, mostly ending in "-kin"
(Rifkin, Sorkin, Laykin, Chaikin, Dvorkin, Hankin), that are mostly based on
women's given names.
Bob Fitterman

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