My great grandmother Sora-Rywka FINKIELSZTEJN was born in ~1869 in
Ostrolenka to Icek-Jakub (Jankl) and Odesa. Her maiden name has eluded
me for years. A few days ago I received a copy of my great aunt's
marriage record in 1925 New York, and her mother's maiden name is
written as Sara ZOPIANA. One of the two witnesses signed his name as
I have never heard this surname before, nor is it mentioned in the
database of JRI Poland (I tried Zopian, Zopyan and Zopjan).
Does anyone know anything about this surname? Is it a Jewish surname?
Does someone have information on Albert Zopyan >from New York?