Re: Ben Bernanke-Roots #poland
Although I know nothing about Ben Bernanke's roots, I suggest that Jacobtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
and others use the JRI-Poland database to determine where in Poland a
surname was used.
If you search the JRI-Poland database for BERNANKE, the only area where
this name appears is in index entries >from Boryslaw, Drohobycz, Sambor,
and Skole -- all >from the southeastern part of Ukraine, formerly
Galicia. All these towns are within 40 miles of the others.
Alexander Beider's book "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from Galicia"
states that the roots of this name is unclear.
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Dear Galitzianers and other researchers,