In her message of 9-16-00 Eloise Hintersteiner wondered whether the surname
"Lapidus" could be derived >from the area in Kiev known as "Lipid." I don't
think so. For information about the surname Lapidus, Ms. Hintersteiner should
check Jewishgen's Discussion Group Archives where, unless I misremember, the
name has been mentioned several times and its meaning or origin described.
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse.