Yitshaq Neiman <yneiman@...>
** Reply to message >from Gabriela K <email@example.com> on Thu, 19 Sep
2002 09:22:34 +0000
It was originally believed that my Grandmother >from Wielkie Ozcy, Poland
The number of competing surnames is no greater than two, not four as you appear
to believe; in fact, I think there is no competition at all.
WOLFUS and WOLFUSS are, of course, the same thing. The minor difference is a
result of different state of mind in tranliterating >from Cyrillic to Latin
WOLFUSSOWNA is not an independent surname, but is exactly the way that a woman,
a daughter or wife of a WOLFUSS, would write her surname.
I suspect that "BOLFUS" may also be the result of transliteration. Someone
unfamiliar with Russian has become confused between the second and third
letters of the Cyrillic alphabet.