The family of Shlioma Abramovitz/Friedman, b 1875, Courland, son of Moses S. Friedman #courland #latvia

Judith F. Russell <jrussell2@...>

Might a family have been called Friedman in Courland, Abramovitz in Pasvalys
Lithuania, then Friedman again upon emigration to USA? It seems possible
with my family, but I am uncertain of the Courland aspects.

The included text, below, is my family on the 1908 Revision list for
Pasvalys, Lithuania, my grandfather being Shlioma Abramovitz who was known
in USA as Sol Friedman. This family was in Pasvalys for a time and also
Wilkasviskis. Moses is said to have been married previous to his marriage
to Mere Gita Caesarsky/Tsarsky.

However, Shlioma's WWII draft registration and other family notes have their
origin as Courland. Shlioma would have been born >from 1870 - 1880 in
Courland, his father was Moses.

So, the family was known in the USA as Friedman and I wonder if it is
possible that Friedman/Freidman was also their name in Courland before they
were in Pasvalys as Abramovitz? I ask because I see a Moses Freidmann,
correct age, father Schmuel, in the 1871 Recruitments list through the
Latvia, Courland Registers available on He was >from Kuldiga.
Grateful for your thoughts and suggestions. I'd be glad to supply further

Judith Friedman Russell
Watkinsville, Georgia, USA


This is the family as listed in Lithuanian Records. We have most of the
immigration records, the oldest arriving in 1884 as Abramovitz, the rest as

Name:Movsha Shimel AbramovichGender:MaleAge:83Birth Year:abt 1825
Relationship to Head of Household:Head of Household (Head)
Spouse's Name:Mera Gita Abramovich (she was Mera Gita Caesarsky)
Location:Pasvalys, Panevezys, KaunasRevision
Date:1908Age Previous Census:34 In 1858Revision Type:Family
listRegistration Number:324
Former Registration Number:109/1858; 159/1887
Source:KRA/I-216/1/47Page:344Household Members:

Movsha Shimel Abramovich 83
Gershen Abramovich 54
Yankel Abramovich 47
Sheftel Abramovich 45
Itsik Abramovich 41
Sholom Abramovich 38
Shlioma Abramovich 35
Mera Gita Abramovich 77

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