Re. Abrams, Abramovich, etc. #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>

Re. Abrams, Abramovich, etc.
Don't forget the surname ABRAHAMS also. It is a very prominent name in
Zarasai, and specifically Rakishok.

Olga Zabludoff

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Subject: Abrams, Abramovich, etc.
From: "Paul Walman" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 21:55:05 -0000
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For what it's worth I have my maternal Grandparents listed in the 1901
England and Wales Census were Abramovitch and then by 1911 they had changed
their names to Abrams. Later in the 50's some had changed to Adams.
That said I also have suspicions that the original name wasn't even
Abramovitch so I'm still at a loss at tracing their origins.

Subject: surname variants
From: Herbert Lazerow <>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 21:46:59 +0000
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<< Would it be possible when going through archives that an Abrams household
is related to an Abramovich or Abramson household? >>

Not only might they be related, they might be the same person.
I have found a person referred to in one record as Novik, and in another as
Novikov, almost as though the names were alternate spellings that made no
difference. And it is true, but confusing to us: every Novik is the son of
a Novik.

So you should examine Abram, Abrams, Abramzon, and Abramovich.

Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law and Director,
Summer Law Programs Abroad
University of San Diego

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